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Oral history interview with Jeshayahu Kalfuss

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.33 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0033

Jeshayahu Kalfuss, born in Ciechanów, Poland in 1919, describes his youth; the German invasion of Poland; the Aryanization of their apartment, housing conditions; being forced into the ghetto; his deportation to Auschwitz in 1942 and being separated from his family; working as a textile expert in the Kanada unit; being beaten by Franz Wunsch for not going to a roll call; his death march from Auschwitz and arriving in Mauthausen; being sent to Gusen and working for the Messerschmitt company; his liberation from Mauthausen and heading to St. Orthen to find help; traveling to Switzerland and then Paris, France after the war; his reflections on the privilege of his job in the textile operation; an uprising organized by textile workers, electricians, and tilers; the conversation he had with Wunsch at a trial; the difficulties Jews faced after the war; and his experiences as a survivor.

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Kalfuss, Jeshayahu
interview:  1975 February 28
Oral histories.
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:12:33
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