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Oral history interview with Dr. Eisenschimmel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.24 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0024

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Dr. Eisenschimmel describes his capture and imprisonment in the Gestapo prison in the hotel Metropol Vienna, Austria in 1943; his deportation to Auschwitz as a political prisoner; his opposition to the National Socialist Party that began in 1938; his transport to Birkenau, where he lost his clothes and had to shave his head; receiving a tattoo on his arm; remaining in Birkenau until 1945, when he was taken to Mauthausen by train and then forced on a death march; his transfer by train to Ebensee; his health suffering and his weight declining; his liberation in May 1945 by American forces; and returning to Austria after the war.

Interviewee
Dr. Eisenschimmel
Date
1975 February 05  (interview)
Language
German
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:46:41
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