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Oral history interview with Henry Nash

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.716 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0716

Henry Nash discusses his childhood in Kielce, Poland; his move to Łódź, Poland in 1936; his memory of the German invasion in 1939; his service in the Polish Army, his capture by the Germans and deportation to Landsdorf; his relocation to Krakow; his escape from Krakow and return to Łódź in November 1939; life before and after the creation of the Łódź ghetto, his experiences in the ghetto with his wife and small child; work he performed and living conditions in the ghetto; his family’s deportation to Auschwitz in September 1944; his experiences in Auschwitz; the selections; his understanding of the gas chambers and crematoria; the work he performed there; his transfer to a factory in Braunschweig, Germany; his work in the factory and conditions there; his planned transfer to Ravensbrück; the bombing of his train; his diversion to another labor camp; aid from the Swedish Red Cross; liberation by the American Army; his move to Sweden in 1945; his immigration to the United States in 1948; his life in the United States, family members who perished; and the emotional impact of his Holocaust experiences.

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Henry Nash
Elena Schulman
interview:  1990 February 25
interview:  1989 November 01
1 videocassette (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
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:24
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