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Oral history interview with Leon Merrick

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.999.0334

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    Oral history interview with Leon Merrick


    Interview Summary
    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.]
    Leon Merrick
    interview:  2011 May 04
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    3 digital files : MP4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Merrick, Leon.

    Administrative Notes

    This is an interview conducted for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's First Person Program, a seasonal program that enables USHMM visitors to hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words.
    Primary Number
    IA2000-022, 20110504
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:42:56
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