World War, 1939-1945
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Use for: European War, 1939-1945 ; Second World War, 1939-1945 ; World War 2, 1939-1945 ; World War II, 1939-1945 ; World War Two, 1939-1945 ; WW II (World War, 1939-1945) ; WWII (World War, 1939-1945)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
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
Overview Charles Schwartz is a Holocaust survivor born in Poland. The oral history covers his pre-war and war-time experiences especially when he was interned at Auschwitz. He immigrated to Boulder, CO in 1949 and moved to Denver 10 years later.
Dates: 1981 August 18
Overview Interview provides detailed accounts of life in Hungary, arrival to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, description of hunger, loss of identity and basic needs. Death march and hardships after liberation are also vividly described. Elizabeth was the only member of her family to survive the Holocaust.
Dates: 1981 August 9
Overview Interview covers prewar experiences in Czechoslovakia, talks of the insistent antisemitism he experienced, smuggling food to the ghetto, life in the camps, Dachua and Auschwitz.
Dates: 1985 June 2
Overview Interview covers life experiences from before WWII in Poland and through her entire experience in the Holocaust. Miriam and her two sisters were the only surviving members of their family. After the war they tried to go home, stopping at a town 30km away and sensing the hostility toward them they left. Later the same evening there was a pogrom where 60 young Jewish survivors were murdered. They were too afraid to go home after that and left for Czech.
Dates: 1984 October 10
Overview Rabbi Rosenfeld is a Czechoslovakian born Holocaust survivor. The oral history covers his pre-war and war-time experiences especially when he was interned at Auschwitz. Also talks about his post-war adjustment and resettlement, ending up in Denver, CO.
Dates: 1981 August 12
Overview Oral history covers growing up in Poland, father sold baskets and mother died when he was six. Pre-war life in Poland and his experience during the war and in concentration camps. Life after the war. Immigrated to US in 1949 through New York, shortened name from Schindelheim to Schindel. Lived in Chicago and then Denver.
Dates: 1982 December 25
Overview Oral history covers their experiences as Polish children pre-war, Helen in Lodz Ghetto, her deportation to Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen camps and the Farben Factory. Szlama’s experiences in ghettos, camps, forced labor and displaced person's camp. Immigration to Denver in 1950.Adjusting to life in America.
Dates: 1982 January 20
Overview Interview covers Zesa’s life growing up in small town in Poland. Experiences in Auschwitz. Discusses post-war feelings, leaving Europe, problems adjusting to life in America, relationships with other survivors and American born Jews, feelings toward Israel, Poland and Germany.
Dates: 1982 February 15