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Oral history interview with Gabriel Dicker

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.207 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0207

Gabriel Dicker, born on August 20, 1929 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, discusses his father’s work as part owner of a newspaper; moving with his family to a ghetto near Nyíregyháza in April 1944; being deported to Auschwitz concentration camp; lying about his age; transferring with 500 others to Longwy-Thil concentration camp in France on the Luxemburg border; doing forced labor in an underground salt mine airplane factory for fifteen months; being transported by cattle car to a labor camp in Kochendorf, Germany (now part of Bad Friedrichshall); being transferred again; liberation by Americans on April 1, 1945; living in a displaced person camp near Kraiburg, Austria; transferring to a UN camp; transferring to a displaced person camp at Seldasyne [PH]; immigrating to the United States on December 12, 1947; living with relatives in Allentown, Pennsylvania; his education; serving in the Korean war; becoming an airplane engineer; and retiring in 1990.


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Interviewee
Gabriel Dicker
Interviewer
Marcia Goldberg
Date
interview:  2012 August 20
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 10:42:57
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