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Oral history interview with Berek Rothenberg

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0089

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    Oral history interview with Berek Rothenberg


    Interview Summary
    Berek Rothenberg, born on January 3, 1921 in Sandomierz, Poland, discusses his childhood; belonging to several Zionist organizations including the Betar, Macabbi, and Akiva; the German invasion of Poland; being taken by the Germans for forced labor on the railroads; being releases and sent by the Judenrat (Jewish council) to work on a road crew; being sent in 1942 to work at the ammunition factory in Skarzysko; being transferred in 1944 to Buchenwald and assigned to work at Schlieben, a subcamp, where the Panzerfaust was being manufactured; being transferred to Theresienstadt, where he was liberated on May 8, 1945; traveling after liberation in Italy and waiting for a chance to move to Palestine; and his immigration in 1949 to the United States to be with his extended family.
    Berek Rothenberg
    Levi Smith
    interview:  1984 May 20

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rothenberg, Berek.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Berek Rothenberg. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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