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Martin Weiss: Selection at Auschwitz (First Person - Conversations with Holocaust Survivors)

From: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Length: 09:45

Martin Weiss discusses his deportation in May of 1944 from the ghetto in Munkacs, then part of Hungary, and his arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi killing center.

Default-piece-image-0 Martin Weiss discusses his deportation in May of 1944 from the ghetto in Munkacs, then part of Hungary, and his arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi killing center.

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Piece Description

Martin Weiss discusses his deportation in May of 1944 from the ghetto in Munkacs, then part of Hungary, and his arrival at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi killing center.

Broadcast History

Posted to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum's Web site on May 5, 2009 and made available on iTunes.

Transcript

Transcript also available in Spanish: http://www.ushmm.org/museum/publicprograms/programs/firstperson/podcast/detail.php?EventId=C7F612A7-E74A-48E8-B54B-DF4D18084980&lang=es#transcript

MARTIN WEISS:
“They separated men from the women, and then we had to go through a line and an officer would go like this, left or right. If you went to left you went to your death. If you went to right you went to work.”

NARRATOR
Over sixty years after the Holocaust, hatred, antisemitism, and genocide still threaten our world. The life stories of Holocaust survivors transcend the decades and remind us of the constant need to be vigilant citizens and to stop injustice, prejudice, and hatred wherever and whenever they occur.

This podcast series presents excerpts of interviews with Holocaust survivors from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s public program, First Person – Conversations with Holo...
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Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
Aria Leon Levitch Leon Levitch -- Works for Orchestra. Cambria Master Recordings 2000 :00

Related Website

http://www.ushmm.org/museum/publicprograms/programs/firstperson/podcast/detail.php?EventId=C7F612A7-E74A-48E8-B54B-DF4D18084980