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Oral history interview with Axel Schloss

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.732 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0732

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The interview describes Mr. Schloss's young childhood in Plauen, Germany; his family's escape when he was age 5 to Brussels, Belgium; the difficulty of their life in Belgium; and the family's arrest in 1943 and transport to Malines concentration camp. He describes his family's deportation to Auschwitz, where they perished, and his experiences in a fortified farmhouse where other Jewish children were also imprisoned. Mr. Schloss discusses his escape with 120 other children in June 1944 with the assistance of the Belgium underground and going into hiding at a girl's school and with Belgian families until his liberation in September 1944. He describes living in an orphanage until December 1947, and his immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Axel Schloss
Date
1990 May 01  (interview)
Language
English
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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