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Oral history interview with Jack Liberman

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

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.


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Interviewee
Jack Liberman
Date
interview:  1993 August 13
interview:  1993 August 16
interview:  1993 August 25
Language
English
Extent
5 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
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