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Oral history interview with Ossy Kreisberger

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.53 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0053

Ossy Kreisberger, born in 1935 near Czernowice, Rumania (Chernivtsi, Ukraine), describes his mildly observant family; his memories of when the Germans arrived in Rumania; being an only child and living in a town where there were only 11 Jews (his family and the Deutch family); his father’s wood cutting business; finding refuge from the Rumanian soldiers in a neighbor’s barn and the owner telling on them to the Rumanian soldiers; the murder of seven members in the Deutch family; the gunshot wounds he and his parents received; being taken to a detention location prior to being taken to a concentration camp; his family escaping to a wheat field and returning to the detention area; being made to walk to Czernowice and going to the house of a maternal uncle; the murder of the other people in their group soon after; his family living there for many years; going to school and changing towns often; returning to Czernowice when the Russians entered; his father doing forced labor (building a stadium); waiting for emigration papers to be sent from abroad from 1945 to 1947; going to a yeshiva in Paris, France; arriving in 1949 in Chile; not assigning any importance to material things because of his experiences; adjusting to the permanency of living in one place; and his love of family.

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Kreisberger, Ossy
Solowiejczyk, Ilana
interview:  2011 August 31
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 10:13:21
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