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Oral history interview with Harry Bass

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.154 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0154

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    Oral history interview with Harry Bass


    Interview Summary
    Harry Bass, born on October 10, 1920 in Bialystok, Poland, discusses hiding during the war; being in the Bialystok Ghetto; being sent to Auschwitz; attempting to escape the camp; working in the Strafkommando (this was a punishment detail); being forced on a death march to Gleiwitz in January 1945; being in Mauthausen until April 1945; being put on a ship on the Elbe in April 1945 and the ship being torpedoed by the British; being liberated by the British in May 1945 from the ship; recuperating in Neustadt in Holstein, Germany; reuniting with some of his family members; living in Munich, Germany from 1945 to 1949; and immigrating to the United States in 1949.
    Harry Bass
    Eileen Steinberg
    interview:  1983 August 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bass, Harry.

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive donated the interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017.
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