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Oral history interview with Herbert Heller

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.917 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0917

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Herbert Heller describes his childhood in Teplice, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic); his assimilated family life; his family's move to Prague in 1934; his and his family's deportation to Theresienstadt (Terezin) in 1941 or 1942; his and his family's transfer to Auschwitz; conditions in the camp adn the work he performed; his escape from a death march in 1945; his return to Prague; hiding with a Czech family and removing his tattoo; the liberation of Prague in May 1945; his reunion with his mother in May 1945; their immigration to the United States in 1946; his experiences in San Francisco; his work; his marriage and family; and the fates of his other family members.

Interviewee
Herbert Heller
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
2004 July 14  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:27:16
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