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Oral history interview with Charles Glass

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.626 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0626

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The interview describes Mr. Glass's childhood in Chrzanow, Poland, his experiences with antisemitism in pre-war Poland, and his remembrances of the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the resultant anti-Jewish laws and persecution. Mr. Glass describes his separation from his family and conscription as a forced laborer in 1940, and the privations he endured first in eastern Germany at Sarcau, and later at Gross-Rosen, Braunschweig and Bergen-Belsen working as slave labor through the war years. Mr. Glass describes his liberation by British troops at Bergen-Belsen, his subsequent illness, and his return to Poland to discover that his entire family, except for one sister, perished. Mr. Glass discusses meeting his wife in a displaced persons camp, and emigrating to the United States, first to Stockton, California and then to San Francisco.

Interviewee
Charles Glass
Date
1990 September 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:21:00
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