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Witness to the Holocaust

Auschwitz

Aerial view of Auschwitz

Aerial view of Auschwitz

1 silver gelatin print Image size: 8 3/4" x 10"; Paper size: 8 3/4" x 10" torn, bent, cracked, stained, scratches, fingerprints, worn edges, image folded vertically on the right and left sides along the black lines in the image denoting the space between individual negatives on a negative strip. Reverse of photo: writing.

Livia Greeson interview

Livia Greeson interview

Content Note: Transcript of an audio recording. Greeson was born in Hungary. She was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944 and lived there from the ages of 14 to 15 with her mother. They were sent for a brief period to work camp in Krakow and then sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau (B Lager) when the Russian Army began to advance in that area. When the Russians approached Birkenau in December 1944, Greeson was sent to Bergen-Belsen, where her mother died 4 days before the camp was liberated. Location of interview: College Park, Georgia.
Jaap Grooen interview

Jaap Grooen interview

Content Note: Transcript of an audio recording. Grooen was born in Belgium in 1925 and raised in Holland. After the Germans occupied Holland, he and some other teenagers published an anti-German underground newspaper. Beginning in 1940, he worked with the underground in Amsterdam and Utrecht. In 1944, he was arrested and deported to Westerbork, and two months later sent to Auschwitz. At the camp, a doctor used him in medical experiments. When the Russian Army approached Auschwitz, he went to Mauthausen briefly and was then sent to Ebensee, where he remained until it was liberated. Location of interview: Atlanta, Georgia.

Mira Kimmelman interview

Mira Kimmelman interview

Content Note: Transcript of an audio recording. Kimmelman was born near Danzig in 1923, and her family moved to Danzig in 1929. In 1939, they moved to Warsaw and then to Tomaszow to be near her grandparents. In 1943, they were deported to a work camp at Bleishen, and then in 1944 to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Kimmelman was sent to the Hindenburg sub-camp. Later, Auschwitz was evacuated, and she ended up in Bergen-Belsen, where she was eventually liberated. Location of interview: unknown.