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Oral history interview with Hyman Blady

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.172 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0172

Hyman Blady, born on February 11, 1920 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses being the child of a Zionist family; being in the HaShomer HaTzair; living in the Warsaw ghetto; receiving aid from a non-Jewish friend; escaping from the ghetto for a time, hiding and passing as an Aryan; returning the ghetto to care for his younger brother when their mother died; the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942; hiding in the ghetto with his brother until they were eventually found and sent to the Bobruisk camp; being sent to numerous camps, including Majdanek, Blizyn, Plaszow, Mauthausen, and Gusen; working in an airplane factory in Gusen in 1944 and being sent on a death march to Gunskirchen; liberation; recuperating in Wels; living in Föhrenwald displaced persons camp from 1945 to 1949; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Hyman Blady
Interviewer
Hanna Silver
Date
1982 October 02  (interview)
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, gift of the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College