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"My Life Story": Joseph Fischer memoir

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    Consists of one memoir, 174 pages, written in 1986, entitled "My Life Story," by Joseph Fischer, originally of Bicsad, Transylvania. Mr. Fischer recalls his experiences growing up in Bicsad, his family's deportation to the Satu-Mare ghetto and their May 1944 deportation to Auschwitz. Mr. Fischer was the only member of his family selected to work and was given the number A-3338. He describes his experiences at the Buna factory, where he worked until being evacuated from Auschwitz on January 17, 1945. From there, he was sent on a forced march to Gleiwitz, then was put on a train to Dora-Mittelbau, then sent to Bergen-Belsen, where he was liberated. After the war, he returned to Bicsad and eventually managed to immigrate to Israel, where he fought in the War of Independence and in the Suez war in 1956. In 1961, he and his family immigrated to the United States. Also includes 22 photoprints regarding Mr. Fischer's life and his efforts to commemorate the Holocaust. Includes a copyprint of an entrance ticket to the 1961 Eichmann trial.

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    Joseph Fischer donated a copy of his memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on May 8, 2006.
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