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Oral history interview with Herr Sussman and Frau Sussman

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

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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.

Interviewee
Herr Sussman
Frau Sussman
Date
1975 January 28  (interview)
Language
German
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (90 min.).