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Oral history interview with Simon Konover

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.341.1 | RG Number: RG-50.899.0001

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Simon Konover (born in Maków Mazowiecki, Poland in 1922) describes his early desires to immigrate to the United States; the languages he spoke before arriving in the US; life in Poland before the war; antisemitism in Poland; the German invasion in 1939; being 16 years old when he was sent to do forced labor on a farm; the terrible conditions for the laborers; escaping with several others and returning home; hiding in the basement when the Germans came looking for him; going to Russia; never seeing his family again; and his decision to share his Holocaust story.

Interviewee
Simon Konover
Interviewer
Emily Judd
Date
2011 August  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Emily Judd
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