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Sayone, Bernie (Bernard), 1922-2017


Bernard Sayone was a Polish born Holocaust survivor. After a year in a ghetto her was he was sent to Auschwitz and numbered 24014. He worked in sanitation there and later ended up selected for one of Dr. Josef Mengele’s experiments where he was injected with Typhoid; the only one of the 48 men injected that survived. He was liberated by the Americans in 1945. Bernard and his brother Adam were the only surviving members of their family. In November of 1945 he married Ruth Guenther and they immigrated to the US and settled in Denver.

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Oral History Interview with Bernard Sayone, 1982 March 10

Identifier: B098.16.0011.00014
Overview Interview describes Bernard’s life in pre-war Poland, childhood. Experiences in Auschwitz, labor and camp life; drive to survive and for revenge. Feelings toward Israel, Poland and Germany. Discusses his role in educating others of his experiences.
Dates: 1982 March 10