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Oral history interview with Marc Samuels

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.156.1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0226

Marc Samuels (né Marek Lokiec), born in Poland in February 1922, discusses his childhood with two brothers and four sisters; his religious Zionist father Shmuel who owned a hardware store; attending Jewish schools; seeing German soldiers on September 1, 1939; being forbidden to walk on the sidewalk, wearing a yellow star, and substituting himself in place of his father’s work assignment; being taken with his family in November 1942 to a castle; seeing people getting beaten and a young man being hung for trying to save a Torah; being transported to Auschwitz and getting tattooed with number 75157; being sent to Golleschau and working in a stone quarry for two and a half years; walking day and night on a death march; being liberated near Munich, Germany; living there until going to the United States in the late 1940s; living in the Jewish Theological Seminary dormitory in New York City; attending high school, then Columbia University, and getting a master’s degree in teaching; getting married in 1957; tutoring children in synagogues in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut; and his thoughts on the Holocaust.

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Rabbi Marc Samuels
Gail Schwartz
interview:  2014 July 25
1 digital files : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:27:45
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