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Oral history interview with Charles Anolik

Oral History | Accession Number: 2019.125.1 | RG Number: RG-90.057.0001

Charles Anolik discusses his family history; growing up in the Jewish community in Kaunas, Lithuania; the escalation of fear amid violence that started in 1939, and got worse after June 1941; the atrocities he witnessed and experienced while in the Jewish ghetto, at a labor camp, and at several concentration camps, including Dachau; the arrival of American troops on the morning when he was scheduled to be shot; living in American-controlled parts of Germany for four years after liberation; and receiving a visa to join an uncle and cousin in Des Moines, Iowa.

Interviewee
Charles Anolik
Interviewer
Jeffrey Winter
Date
interview:  1998 November 25
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Iowa Jewish Historical Society