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Oral history interview with Leon Merrick

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.999.0089

Leon Merrick, born on January 8, 1926, in Zgierz, Poland, discusses his family; the German invasion of Poland in September 1939; his family’s move to Łódź, Poland; being forced into a ghetto, where the family lived in extreme conditions for four years until the ghetto closed; being taken to a forced labor camp in Kielce, Poland; working in an ammunition factory there for three months before being sent to a forced labor camp in Czestochowa, Poland; being sent to Buchenwald and Flossenbürg; being sent on a death march for several days; being liberated by the US Army on April 23, 1945; and immigrating to the United States in 1949. [Note: this summary may not reflect the entirety of the interview; it may also contain additional biographical information that is not discussed in the interview.]

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Leon Merrick
interview:  2003 April 16
creation: Washington (D.C.)
1 digital file : MP3.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:48
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