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Oral history interview with Herr Sussman and Frau Sussman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2004.73.26 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0026

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    Oral history interview with Herr Sussman and Frau Sussman


    Interview Summary
    Herr and Frau Sussman describe their deportations to Auschwitz; the living conditions in Auschwitz; the psychological sufferings of the camp prisoners; fears of going to the showers because no one knew whether gas or water would come out; Frau Sussman’s transfer to Camp Kraków and working with steel saw machinery there; figuring out how to sabotage machinery at the camp; Frau Sussman’s escape with a French girl and joining the underground movement; Frau Sussman’s escape to Switzerland and going to a refugee camp in Basel; Frau Sussman’s discovery that Herr Sussman was alive and living in Marseilles, France; their return to Austria; and the existence of antisemitism today.
    Herr Sussman
    Frau Sussman
    interview:  1975 January 28

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    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Peter Wortsman conducted the interview with Herr and Frau Sussman on January 28, 1975. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on September 9, 2003.
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