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On Gypsies

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On Gypsies

“Like the Jews, Gypsies were singled out by the Nazis for racial persecution and annihilation. They were `nonpersons,’ of `foreign blood,’ `labor-shy,’ and as such were termed asocials. To a degree, they shared …

Lucille E. Story of Liberation

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Lucille E. Story of Liberation

We stayed in this camp until the end of March 1945. Then they suddenly put us in trucks. We got off the trucks and they made us walk. We really …

Lucille E. Excerpts

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Lucille E. Excerpts

STORY: Single lines

So it’s relative, if you hurt, you hurt differently than the other person.

STORY: Sambor, her parents home town in Poland

My family was there for; my mother was …

Filip Muller’s Testimony: Auschwitz

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Auschwitz Survivor Filip Muller’s Testimony

From the testimony of Filip Muller, an Auschwitz survivor, Connilyn Feig reports the following account in “Hitler’s Death Camps”:

Filip Muller, a young Slovakian, arrived early in Auschwitz _ April …

Lucille E. Interview

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Lucille E.

Survivor: Lucille E.

Interviewers: Ellen S., Maria J. B., Brian P.

Producer/Director: John G.

August 14, 1990

Copyright 1990 Holocaust Oral History Project

San Francisco, California

Tape 2 of 2

I: Would you …

Helen L. Interview

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Helen L.

Survivor: Helen L.

Interviewer: Beth B.

February 13, 1989

Producer/Director: John G.

Copyright 1989 Holocaust Oral History Project

San Francisco, California

Tape 1 of 2; tape 2 not transcribed

I: How old are …

Helen L. Excerpts

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Helen L. Excerpts

STORY: Single lines

Well, it’s been a few years since I thought about this or tried not to, at any rate.

STORY: Life in her hometown

I had two younger sisters and …

Walter F. Interview

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Walter F.

Survivor: Walter F.

Interviewer: Constance B.

Producer/Director: John G.

May 15, 1990

Copyright 1990 Holocaust Oral History Project

San Francisco, California

I: Shall I begin?

F: Yes, please.

I: My name is Constance

Resisters, Rescuers, and Bystanders

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Resisters, Rescuers, and Bystanders

Synopsis

The “Jewish reaction patterns” to a threat have taken five forms: armed resistance, alleviation, evasion, paralysis, and compliance. During the Holocaust, all five were a …

Escapees from Auschwitz

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Escapees from Auschwitz

“On April 7, 1944, two Slovakian Jews, twenty-six-year-old Alfred Weczler and twenty-year-old Rudolf Vrba, escaped from Auschwitz. They provided the first eyewitness account of the concentration and extermination camp to the western …