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Oral history interview with Jack Liberman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.635 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0635

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Jack Liberman discusses his childhood in a small Hungarian village near the border of the former Yugoslavia; his experiences in Hungarian work camps in 1943; and being moved into a ghetto in his town in June 1944; being deported by freight train to Auschwitz; the inhumane conditions he endured; his arrival at Auschwitz and separation from his mother; witnessing the selection process of Dr. Josef Mengele; being transferred to Buchenwald concentration camp; being housed in barracks with privileged homosexuals; his transfer to a slave labor camp at Zeitz, Germany; the evacuation of the camp and the prisoners' march to Theresienstadt; his escape from the march and his flight to Carlsbad, Germany, where he was liberated by American troops; his reunion with his sister in Budapest; his return to his hometown; finding his way to a displaced persons camp in Ainring, Germany; his voyage through Austria and Italy; and his emigration first to Canada and then to the United States.

Interviewee
Jack Liberman
Date
1993 August 13  (interview)
1993 August 16  (interview)
1993 August 25  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
5 videocassettes (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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