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Oral history interview with Julius Tauber

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2011.177.34 | RG Number: RG-50.677.0034

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    Oral history interview with Julius Tauber


    Interview Summary
    Julius Tauber, born in 1928 in Șimleu Silvaniei, Romania, describes being orphaned and raised by his grandfather; the family’s textile store; the rise of antisemitism; the forced cutting of beards; hardships in the ghetto; his brother drinking from the river and being punished for doing so; his grandfather and brother receiving 25 lashings each and surviving; his sister and step-sister and their struggles to feed their babies; being 15 years old when he was sent to Auschwitz on a cattle car; being placed in a children’s barrack; being forced to stand in the cold; forced labor; his Auschwitz number; meeting Elie Wiesel; marching to a smaller camp; working in the kitchen with his brother; obtaining matzo; sneaking out food from the kitchen; going on a death march out of Auschwitz; being liberated by Russian troops; going to an American-run displaced persons camp; his faith after enduring the Holocaust; returning with his brother to their hometown; immigrating to the United States; living with their aunt and uncle; Jewish life in the US; his work life; getting married; and his final message: “Doing good for others is the most important thing in the world.”
    Julius Tauber
    Dr. Henri Lustiger Thaler
    interview:  2017 July 11
    Credit Line
    This testimony was recorded through a joint project of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the Amud Aish Memorial Museum Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center.

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, in partnership with the Amud Aish Memorial Museum's Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center, produced the interview with Julius Tauber on July 11, 2017.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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