Henry Zyndorf and Sylvia Zyndorf oral history interview

Material Information

Henry Zyndorf and Sylvia Zyndorf oral history interview
Series Title:
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Uniform Title:
Holocaust & genocide studies oral history projects
Zyndorf, Henry, 1925-
Ellis, Carolyn, 1950-
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 (154 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Concentration camps -- Poland ( lcsh )
Concentration camps -- Germany ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Poland ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees ( 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 survivors Henry Zyndorf and Sylvia Zyndorf. Mr. Zyndorf was born in Poland in 1925. His parents owned a bakery in a town very close to the German border. In 1942 he was taken to the first of three labor camps. In 1945, after a nine-week death march, he arrived at Buchenwald, ten days before it was liberated. Mrs. Zyndorf was born in Poland in 1930. Her parents owned a grocery store in Bodzanow. In 1941 her family was deported first to the Soldau concentration camp, then to the Czestochowa ghetto in 1942, and eventually to the HASAG concentration camp in Czestochowa, where she was liberated by the Soviets in 1945. After being liberated, Mr. and Mrs. Zyndorf were both at a displaced persons camp near Bamberg, Germany, where they met and got married. They came to the United States in 1949, eventually settling in Toledo, where they owned a bakery. In 1982 they moved to Tampa, where they started another bakery. The first section of this interview is with Mr. Zyndorf, the second with Mrs. Zyndorf, and the third with the two of them together.
Interview conducted October 29, 2010.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by Christopher Patti and Carolyn Ellis.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
028782050 ( ALEPH )
731176915 ( OCLC )
F60-00044 ( USFLDC DOI )
f60.44 ( USFLDC Handle )

USFLDC Membership

Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

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