Arthur Salcman oral history interview

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Arthur Salcman oral history interview
Series Title:
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Uniform Title:
Holocaust & genocide studies oral history projects
Salcman, Arthur, 1911-2010
Patti, Chris J., 1982-
Florida Holocaust Museum
University of South Florida Libraries -- Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
University of South Florida -- Library. -- Special & Digital Collections. -- Oral History Program
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Fla
University of South Florida Tampa Library
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 sound file (89 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Czechoslovakia ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Jewish resistance -- Czechoslovakia ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Czechoslovakia ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Florida ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews ( lcsh )
Genocide ( lcsh )
Crimes against humanity ( lcsh )
Oral history. ( local )
Online audio. ( local )
interview ( marcgt )
Oral history ( local )
Online audio ( local )


Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Arthur Salcman. Salcman was born in Posa, Czechoslovakia, in 1911. When the Sudetenland was annexed in 1938, he was in Plzen working as an engineer at the Skoda Works. He left Plzen and went to Michalovce in Slovakia, where he was a member of a partisan resistance group. Salcman had two close encounters with the Germans but managed to escape both times. He immigrated to the United States in 1949 and worked for the American Machine and Foundry Company. In this interview, he also describes his childhood and family life before the war. His wife, Lilly Salcman, also a Holocaust survivor, is present during this interview and frequently comments. Salcman died in September 2010.
Interview conducted May 3, 2010.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by Chris Patti.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
027790737 ( ALEPH )
721294737 ( OCLC )
F60-00027 ( USFLDC DOI )
f60.27 ( USFLDC Handle )

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Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

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