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Fisher, Josey G.

Works: 32 works in 40 publications in 1 language and 1,005 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Personal narratives‡vJewish  History  Personal narratives‡vHungarian 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
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The Persistence of youth oral testimonies of the Holocaust ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume is a collection of fifteen first-person accounts of growing up during the Nazi era. The selections cover a broad range of personalities and circumstances. Included are testimonies from the daughter of an anti-Nazi German family, the son of a mixed marriage in Germany threatened with deportation, a German Gypsy who witnessed Mengele's experiments, a Polish Jewish girl saved by her teacher, a Prague teenager escaping to Denmark and Sweden, a Polish Jewish youth in communist Siberia, a partisan, an eleven-year-old in Auschwitz, a young Yiddish actress exiled to Tashkent, and a Polish Catholic child deported to work camps. Drawn from the Holocaust Oral History Archive of Gratz College, each testimony is a unique story of survival through defense, adaptation, and resilience.''The introduction to the book, written by Professor Nora Levin, provides the historical background of the rise of fascism and Nazism in Germany and the social and political dislocations that ensued. Editor Josey Fisher integrates the testimonies into the framework of adolescent development in the preface. Brief introductions to each chapter set the historical framework and describe the unique set of obstacles challenging each child. The youth of the Holocaust were caught in the time of their growing. Their external world had real enemies and unspeakable danger at the same time that their physical, psychological, and social development were propelling them toward adulthood. Internal intensity was intertwined with external threat. . . . (from the preface). Persistence of Youth provides a unique perspective on child development and psychological issues and will be of value to researchers in these fields as well as historians and others concerned with the Holocaust
Holocaust testimony of Rose Fine : transcript of audiotaped interview by Rose Fine ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[1] Rose Fine, nee Hollender, was born in Ozorkow, Poland in 1917 to an Orthodox Jewish family. Her father was a shochet. She briefly describes living conditions during the German occupation before and after the establishment of the Ozorkow Ghetto in 1941: health conditions, deportations, and her work in the ghetto hospital where children were put to starve to death. She refers to the behavior of the Volksdeutsche in Ozorkow and her mother's deportation to Chelmno where she was gassed to death. She witnessed the old and infirm deported in chloroform-filled Panzer trucks in March 1941 as well as the public hanging of ten Jews. She was transferred to the Lodz Ghetto in 1942 where she worked for Mrs. Rumkowski until she was deported to Auschwitz in August 1944. After one week, following selection by Dr. Mengele, she was transfered to the Freiberg, Germany airplane factory and later to Mauthausen in Austria, where she was liberated by the Americans in Spring 1945. She describes the birth of a baby girl (both mother and baby survived) just prior to liberation and help by a German farmer
Holocaust testimony of D.S. (Anonymous) : transcript of audiotaped interview by D. S. (Anonymous) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
D.S., son of a Jewish baNker and a Protestant mother, was born in Berlin, Germany in 1928. He stayed in Berlin until 1948. He discusses his family's history, his education and how their life as Jews changed and became increasingly restricted after 1935. Non-Jewish relatives broke off contact until after the war ended. He briefly describes Kristallnacht. His father's business and property were confiscated. D.S. and his father were arrested and detained at Rosenstrasse for one week and saw the Rosenstrasse Action by non-Jewish spouses of the prisoners. His family was forced to move into rooms shared with two other families. After the Jewish schools were closed, D.S. worked for the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Deutschland for several months until the entire staff was deported in vans. He was spared because of his non-Jewish mother and believes that this is why his father survived. He became bar mitzvah in 1941. D.S. and his father were assigned to a labor camp in Berlin in 1942. D.S. resisted the Germans through sabotage while in the labor unit and as a member of a small resistance group composed of young men from mixed marriages. He describes life during the Battle of Berlin and postwar under Russian occupation. D.S. completed his education in a German high school. He could no longer endure life in Germany and came to the United States in 1948, helped by HIAS. His parents remained in Germany, but his mother joined him after his father's death. D.S. cites personal encounters to prove Germans knew what happened to Jews in the camps as well as a few incidents of help from non-Jews. He talks about his feelings about Germans and his determination to fight antisemitism
Holocaust testimony of Myer Adler : transcript of audiotaped interview by Myer Adler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Myer Adler was born September 2, 1914 in Rudnik, Austria, which became part of Poland after World War I. He gives a vivid description of his pre-war life. From age 14 to 21 he attended several yeshivot in nearby small towns and developed his artistic talent along with religious studies. Gradually he became less religiously observant. In 1938 he worked as a bookkeeper in Krakow after graduation from a private business school. After the German invasion, September 1, 1939 he returned to Rudnik to be with his mother. He witnessed organized and individual brutality by German soldiers and Polish civilians against Jews. Shortly thereafter, Germans forced Myer and other surviving Jews across the San river to Ulanow in Russian territory. He mentions formation of a Jewish militia to protect Jews from local Poles. Local Poles helped the refugees. Myer spent the next six years in Russia and describes his experiences in great detail. He lived in Grodek until the summer of 1940, hiding in the woods with other young men to avoid being sent to the coal mines. After he gave himself up he was deported to Siberia with his family and others who refused Russian citizenship. He lived in Sinuga and Bodaybo (Siberian villages) until 1944. When he was shipped to the territory of Englestown to work in a government owned farm (Sovkhoz). A detailed picture emerges of his coping skills in various jobs: laborer, stevedor and farm worker, as well as descriptions of living conditions, black market, relations with Russian Bureaucrats, behavior of Russian exiles towards Jews, and attempts to practice the Jewish religion. He married in September, 1945. He was repatriated in April, 1946 and he and his wife went to Krakow. He mentions continued antisemitism and violence by local Poles, and help from the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). In August, 1946 Myer and his pregnant wife were smuggled into Czechoslovakia, through Austria, and to a transit camp in Vienna, helped by the Haganah, then to Germany. He gives an extensive description of life in the displaced persons camp in Ulm Germany where he stayed for three years, supported by UNRRA (United Nations Refugee Relief Association). He mentions Bleidorn, a displaced persons camp for children, also in Ulm where he located his niece and 2 nephews. Myer, his wife and two sons immigrated to the United States in 1949. There are several touching vignettes of his early life in the United States. He describes several instances of help from Jews during his early years in Philadelphia
Holocaust testimony of Luba Kozusman Margulies : transcript of audiotaped interview by Luba Kozusman Margulies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Luba Kozusman Margulies, born in Novogrod, Poland in 1915, was raised in Ostrog after her parents were killed in a pogrom. She talks about her family history; her life and education in both Ostrog and Lemberg (Lvov), where she studied to become a midwife, and experienced antisemitism, including a violent encounter with Polish members of the Hitler Jugend. She describes life in Tarnopol, where she moved after her marriage in 1940, under both Russian and German occupations, when the killing of Jews started in 1941. She describes mass murders of Jews by both Germans and Ukrainians, roundups of Jews, especially rabbis, and her work in hospitals in Tarnopol and later the ghetto. She gives a detailed description of life in the ghetto, which existed for less than a year and was liquidated in 1942, including surviving, attempts by Jews to construct escape bunkers, activities of the Judenrat, and forced labor. Luba and her husband were in a forced labor group that worked outside of the ghetto. She relates several episodes of preparing hiding places, hiding in sewers with other survivors, repeated attempts by Germans to flush out and kill Jews by various means. Luba and her husband escaped, were caught and put into a labor camp. She believes that Untersturmführer Rokita, the head of this labor camp, ordered the massacre of these Jews. Luba graphically describes their escape from the labor camp, hiding in a hole in the ground and in the home of a non-Jewish man for weeks, scavenging for food, being hunted by Germans, and instances of help by non-Jews. After liberation by advancing Russian soldiers March 24, 1944, they fled to escape conscription. They lived briefly in Tarnopol, in Brzezany with other survivors, and in Walbrzech in the home of a German-Christian family. Luba and her family went to a displaced persons camp in Wetzlar, near Stuttgart, Germany. She came to the United States with her husband and two daughters in October 1949. The interview concludes with several sad vignettes about the fate of some children in the ghetto who were taken from their parents and also includes a poem written by Luba's husband, in Yiddish and English
Holocaust testimony of Tibor Baranski : transcript of audiotaped interview by Tibor Baranski ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tibor Baranski, honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, was born June 11, 1922 in Budapest, Hungary. He was educated in Hungarian Gymnasia and aware of rising antisemitism by 1938. He studied for the priesthood in Vesprem in 1940 and in Kassa (Kosice) in 1943. He learned of Nazi extermination plans through church channels. He returned to Budapest October 20, 1944 as the Russian army drew near. He provides a very detailed and extensive description of several rescues of Jews, from October to December, 1944, at the request of Angelo Rotta, the papal nuncio, who acted as a representative of the Vatican under orders of Pope Pius XII. He rescued Jews from a transit camp to safe houses in Budapest. He worked with representatives from neutral nations and the Red Cross to stop deportations from Hegyeshalom, using protective letters (Schutzpasse), and safe houses to shelter almost 6000 Jews. He was almost executed several times. He provides details of efforts to hide Jews by Christian groups and individuals. He credits Elizabeth Kemeny, Raoul Wallenberg, Prince Esterhazy, Father Hummel and a number of priests and nuns who helped in the rescue. He talks about his encounter with Wallenberg and why he was arrested by the Russians. Tibor was arrested by the Russians December 30, 1944 and sent on a death march from Budapest to Szekszarv. Saved by a Russian soldier, he returned to Budapest. He worked with an underground movement opposed to communist rule and was arrested by the Russians again November 1948. He describes postwar life in Hungary under communist rule. He discusses Hungarian-German relations, Miklo Horthy's attitude towards Jews and Nazis, German occupation of Hungary, and the role of the Vatican in great detail based on his contacts. He entered the United States in 1961 and became a member of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council
Holocaust testimony of Dr. Helmut Frank : transcript of audiotaped interview by Helmut Frank ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Helmut Frank, born April 15, 1912 in Wiesbaden, Germany talks about his early interest in Judaism, details pre-war Jewish life including religious education, relations with Gentiles and sporadic antisemitism. He describes education at the Hochschule für die Wissenschaft des Judentums in Berlin from 1931 to 1937. He also studied at Berlin University and received his Ph. D. from the University of Bonn in 1935. He gives his impression of Leo Baeck and his role in the Reichsvertretung. He explains why many Jews still felt they could survive in Germany. He was ordained in 1937 and was appointed as a rabbi in Worms. His vivid, detailed eye-witness account of Kristallnacht, November 9, 1938 includes several vignettes, the burning of his synagogue, damage to his apartment, and lack of reaction by the fire department. He was arrested, along with other Jews. They were compelled to clean the debris in the streets, then transported to Buchenwald. He describes brutality, organization of camp life, lack of medical treatment, effect of incarceration on prisoners' physical and mental health and religious observance. He mentions Aktion Jews and Jehovah's Witnesses and that Nazis warned released prisoners never to talk about Buchenwald. He worked in a labor squad but was released after his parents got him a visa for China. Rabbi Frank returned to Worms where he opened a house of Prayer and a school with permission from the German authorities. He describes the extent of the damage in Worms, and the continued persecution of the Jewish community. He left for the United States in August, 1939. He discusses the immigration process, postwar conditions in Worms, and restoration of the Worms synagogue in 1961
Holocaust testimony of Isadore Hollander : transcript of audiotaped interview by Isadore Hollander ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Isadore Hollander, born 1920 in Paris, returned to Bendin (Będzin), Poland with his Polish parents and older sister in 1923. He describes in detail the pre-war Jewish community. Following his father's death and his mother's remarriage, he lived, from ages 11 to 15, in an orphanage operated according to Janusz Korczak's guidelines, which he describes in detail. During this period, he joined a Zionist youth group. He mentions growing antisemitism in Poland. After September, 1939, he ran from town to town, to avoid forced labor, until captured and sent to work in a coal mine in Javorzno near Krakow. He escaped to Russian-occupied Poland, living in Lvov at the beginning of 1940. To avoid imprisonment for "illegal" business, he registered for work in Russia. Assigned to Stalino coal mine in the Donbas region, he escaped to Rovno and describes religious life there, winter, 1940-June, 1941. After the Rovno ghetto was established, he escaped from slave labor with the help from former Polish soldiers. He lived with 10 other Jews in nearby forests until 1943, having minimal contact with Polish partisans, due to mutual suspicion. He later served in the Polish Army. His eye-witness account of German evacuated Majdanek and detailed descriptions of his life as a Polish soldier includes revenge he and other Jewish soldiers took on Volksdeutsche Poles. At the end of the war, he returned to Bendin and met his future wife. He details their escape from Poland and life in Degendorf DP camp in Bavaria. They immigrated to Philadelphia in 1947
Holocaust testimony of Eva Bentley : transcript of audiotaped interview by Eva Bentley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eva Bentley, nee Wahrmann, was born in Budapest to a Jewish family with a 500-year history in Hungary. She mentions some of their significant contributions to religious and political life. Details of antisemitic incidents with a teacher and her fellow students at public school are given, as well as a description of the stressful experience of attending an elite, experimental Jewish Gymnasium. She describes the hardships of living under the Horthy regime, the Szalasi and Arrow Cross persecutions and the abuses of the Russian occupation. After the German occupation in 1944, Eva and her family had to move into a "yellow star" house; her stepfather was deported to a labor camp. She gives a graphic account of an SS massacre, when she was shot and her mother bayoneted. They survived in a primitive Jewish hospital facility. She describes a number of instances of aid by non-Jews, including clergy and Hungarian police, who saved her and her family. A Christian uncle saved her aunt and 29 other Jews in hiding. After liberation by the Russians, Eva was married and she immigrated with her husband to the U.S. in 1956
Holocaust testimony of Walter Silberstein : transcript of audiotaped interview by Walter Silberstein ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Walter Silberstein, born Nov., 9, 1902 in Statgard, Germany, son of the only rabbi serving that town and several villages in the area, near Stettin. He studies engineering and economics in Berlin and Leipzig and nearly completed a doctorate in economics when his University of Leipzig professors were fired for their political views in 1933. After a brief business venture in Prague, he returned to Berlin in 1934, wher he lived with his parents until July, 1939 when he left for Shanghai without a visa. He describes in detail his voyage on a German luxury liner and the shock of arrival in the Honkew district of Shanghai, where Chinese corpses lined the streets during a cholera epidemic. He notes the character of the native and newcomer Jewish communities and the political subdivisions of Shanghai. In 1940, his parents arrived, with Japanese visas, and his father served as rabbi to the refugee community. He gives an eye-witness account of their life after the December, 1941 occupation by the Japanese, who did not persecute Jews despite pressure from the Germans. He describes serving with other Jews, Russians and Chinese in the pao chia as air-raid wardens and ghetto guards in summer, 1945. After the American liberation on Sept. 6, 1945, he notes a contented life until the Communist takeover in 1949. In 1950 he left with his mother on a year's odyssey until returning to Germany. They lived in D.P. camps, at Rhön and Föehrenwald; on Oct. 29, 1951 they arrived in the United States
Holocaust testimony of Willi Nowak : transcript of audiotaped interview by Willi Nowak ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Willi Nowak was born August 1, 1908 in Berlin, to a family of liberal Austrian Jews. His father owned a tobacco factory in Berlin. After attending a Realgymnasium in Berlin, Willi sold pharmaceuticals in Brunn, Czechoslovakia, 1935-37. On his return to Berlin, he found he had lost his German citizenship. During Kristallnacht in 1938, he witnessed the burning of the Fasanenstrasse Synagogue where he had celebrated his bar mitzvah. He immigrated to Shanghai in 1938 with his fiancee and the two children of his first marriage. He describes in detail the refugee camp in the Japanese district, the support from the Joint Distribution Committee and the Russian Jewish community for a hospital, kosher soup kitchen and the services of a rabbi. Willi worked as a musician in bars and night clubs and was also in charge of Jewish guards in the refugee camp. He describes interactions between Chinese and Japanese individuals and himself. His wife, Elsa, worked in an underwear factory owned by Austrian Jews who sold to Japanese buyers. The Nowak family immigrated to the United States in January, 1948 on a collective affidavit for Shanghai refugees
Holocaust testimony of Ari Fuhrman : transcript of audiotaped interview by Ari Furhman ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ari Fuhrman was born in 1924 in Czernowitz, Romania. His father was a tailor. After living briefly in Vienna, the family returned to Czernowitz instead of going to Palestine. He talks about is family's life, religious observance, his education, Communist and Zionist movements, and the cultural life of Jews in Czernowitz. He was apprenticed as a dental mechanic in 1938. Germany invaded Czernowitz together with the Romanian army after a brief Russian occupation. Massacres of Jews began and a ghetto was established until most Jews had been deported. Ari and 80 family members were deported to Transnistria in October 1941 by sealed train. He graphically describes the transport, how Romanians brutalized and robbed the deportees. Some Jews, including his family, managed to escape during a stop in Mogilev. Ari and his family could live and work in the Mogilev ghetto because he was classified as a "useful Jew". He describes cultural activities, religious observance, illness, starvation, and strategies his family used to survive. In 1943 the Jewish Federation of Bucharest tried to rescue Jewish orphans and the American Joint Distribution Committee sent aid. Kapos (Jewish police) had to provide a certain number of Jews each day for transports. He describes conditions just before and after liberation by the Russians, when partisans briefly controlled the area. He was reunited with his parents in Czernowitz until, as part of an exchange between Russia and Romania, Ari went to Timisoara, Romania, in 1946. He stayued for 11 years, worked as a dentist, and joined Mishmar, a Zionist organization. He registered to go to Palestine but did not receive permission to leave until 1959. He joined the State Theater of Bucharest and later the Ṭeʼaṭron ha-ʻOlim (Theater of the Newcomers) in Israel. He was reunited with his parents after immigrating to the United States in 1960. Testimony of his wife, Chayale Ash Fuhrman, a prominent Yiddish actress, is in the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive
Holocaust testimony of Eva (nee Gerstl) Burns : transcript of audiotaped interview by Eva Gerstl Burns ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Eva Burns (nee Gerstl) was born in 1924 in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where her father was a pediatrician and her mother a concert pianist. They lived a mostly secular life with some intermarriages in her mother's family. The German takeover of Czecholovakia in 1939 drastically affected their lives with her brother being sent to Kladno and the rest of the family to Theresienstadt. She refers to help from non-Jews. She was deported to Theresienstadt on November 17, 1942. She describes Theresienstadt as a "show" camp with books, a coffee house, and concerts. Eva was a part of a chorus preparing Verdi's "Requiem" and observed religious activities and humor. She was transported to Auschwitz in May 1944 and six weeks later to Christianstadt, a women's labor camp. There she helped sabotage grenades in the ammunition factory. She refers to the cruelty of the women S.S. guards. In February 1945 she escaped from a death march. Assuming a German identification, she worked in the Sudetenland, and then in spring 1945 she went to Prague where she worked for the family of an S.S. officer serving at the front. In May 1945, with the Czechoslovakian liberation near, she revealed her Czech identity. She married in November 1947 in Prague and immigrated to the U.S.A. in June 1948
Lisa Tyre memoir by Lisa Tyre ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lisa Tyre was born February 1, 1929 in Vienna, Austria into an assimilated Jewish family. Her father, an attorney, served in the Austrian army in World War I. The family experienced no antisemitism until March 1938. Lisa describes the escalating effects of anti-Jewish measures and activities on her parents and herself and witnessed two instances of brutality against Jews. In the summer of 1938 her father was interrogated and beaten by the GESTAPO. A client, who was a Nazi officer, arranged for his safe return and also helped the family to obtain exit visas. The family left for England in September 1938 -- helped by the Sassoon family -- and moved to Christ Church, New Zealand six months later. The family went to the United States in November, 1946, under the Czech quota and stayed for two weeks in the Congress House a shelter for refugees run by the American Jewish Congress. Lisa describes the difficult emigration process, and her family's life and adjustment problems in England, New Zealand and the United States. Lisa attributes her rejection of Judaism and her distrust of organized religion to some of her experiences in New Zealand and the Congress House, and her bitterness to the loss of over 50 relatives during the Holocaust
Pearl Herling memoir by Pearl Herling ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Holocaust testimony of Sally Abrams : transcript of audiotaped interview by Sally Abrams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Sally Abrams was born in Lodz, Poland in 1916. She describes the pre-war Jewish community in Lodz and the first anti-Semitic restrictions. She and her family participated when the local Kehilla helped Polish Jews expelled from Germany. In September 1939 the German Army occupied Lodz and the persecutions, killings, and disposession of property began. She describes life in the ghetto, roundups and selections, especially of children. Rumkowski is mentioned and partially defended. She and her family survived in the Lodz Ghetto until 1944 when they were sent to Bergen-Belsen and later to Auschwitz. She escaped the gas chambers twice but her mother, child, and husband perished. She also describes being in a selection by Dr. Mengele. After Auschwitz she worked in the woods at Unterlitz, (Winter 1944) then in an ammunition factory, place unknown. She survived a death march to Gross-Rosen from where she was sent to an unnamed camp near Bergen-Belsen towards the end of the war in 1945. Allied forces liberated the camp, but she was stricken by typhus and evacuated to Sweden with the help of Count Folke Bernadotte. She describes a visit by King Gustav of Sweden while she was in a hospital there. After her recovery, she studied nursing in Sweden and married again in 1946. The family, now including two sons born in Sweden, emigrated to the U.S. in 1951
Holocaust testimony of Bernard Mednicki : transcript of audiotaped interview by Bernard Mednicki ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Bernard Mednicki was born in 1910 in Brussels, Belgium, the youngest of four children in an orthodox Russian-Jewish family from Kishinev. His father served in the Russian army until the 1903 pogrom, when he deserted and moved his family to the West. Bernard attended a cheder and public school in Brussels, where he experienced some antisemitism. He was apprenticed to an orthopedic technician, became a Belgian citizen in 1928 and was married in 1931. In 1933, he became active in the anti-fascist Socialist Party and anti-fascist resistance. He describes the German invasion on May 12, 1940. Assuming Christian identities, his wife and children fled to Paris and he travelled through southern France until they were reunited in Riom. He details extensively the travails of fellow refugees, his work with the French resistance during 1941-1942 in Clermont-Ferrand, and sabotage activity with the Maquis in the mountains near Volvic. He relates smuggling goods and other survival techniques to obtain food for resistance families. He travelled with wife and children to Paris, aided by American soldiers, remaining until 1946, when he returned to Brussels. He found his sisters three children, who were hidden during the war in a convent and a monastery. In 1947, he arrived in the United States with his wife and children. His memoirs: Never be afraid : a Jew in the Maquis, were published posthumously in 1997
L.I. (Anonymous) memoir by L. I. (Anonymous) ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Baruch Leizerowski memoir by Barukh Leizerowski ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Holocaust testimony of Kurt Kupferberg : transcript of audiotaped interview by Kurt Kupferberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kurt Kupferberg was born September 1907 in Berlin to an observant, middle-class family from Galicia, Austria. After World War I, their citizenship was changed to Polish, resulting in their being part of the mass deportation to Zbaszyn, Poland in 1938. A Nazi policeman had warned them to leave. Kurt describes his return to Germany in 1939, as well as his deportation and experiences in Sachsenhausen in 1939, Dachau in 1940 and Buchenwald in 1941. He details the selections of Mengele and medical experimentation performed on him in Buchenwald, describing his suffering from typhus following an injection of the microorganism under his skin. As Allies approached Buchenwald, non-Jewish political prisoners sheltered Jews from the S.S. He was liberated by Patton's unit July 11, 1945. He married a survivor in Berlin and emigrated with his wife and baby to the U.S. in 1947
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