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Document Details


Title: Alexander Karp
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Michigan, Dearborn. Mardigian Library
Collection: Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive
Description: Alexander Karp was born in Baktaloranthaza, a small town in Hungary. In 1944, when he was about 19 years old, his family was moved into the Kisvarda ghetto. His immediate family consisted of his mother and 15 year old sister, his father had been taken prisoner in Russia in 1942 and the family did not know if he was alive or dead. The family was transported to Birkenau where Mr. Karp was separated from his mother and sister. He and an uncle spent about 4 months in Birkenau. Claiming to be tool and die makers, they were sent to several different camps eventually ending up at an underground airplane factory in the Kochendorf area. In March 1945, they were evacuated to Dachau and then to Mittenwald, a town close to the Austrian border, where they were liberated. In August 1945 he was reunited with his father.
URL: http://holocaust.umd.umich.edu/karp/
Original Language: English
Audio: [Audio available]
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1995 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Karp, Alexander, 1925(?)-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1925
Speaker place of birth: Hungary; Europe
Speaker race: White
Age at speaking: 70
Document date: 14-Sep-1995
Interviewer: Bolkosky, Sidney
Organizations discussed: Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Poland, 1940-1945; Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 1940-1945; Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, 1937-1945; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; National Socialist German Workers Party, Germany
Historical events discussed: Holocaust, 1938-1945; World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Asia; Austria; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Czech Republic; Europe; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; North America; North Holland, Netherlands; Pest, Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; Asia; Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Oswiecim, Poland, 1940-1945; Austria; Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, 1940-1945; Buchenwald Concentration Camp, Germany, 1937-1945; Budapest, Pest, Hungary; Concentration camps; Czech Republic; Dachau Concentration Camp, Germany, 1933-1945; Europe; Germany; Holocaust, 1938-1945; Hungary; Jewish ghettos; Jews--United States; Labor camps; National Socialist German Workers Party, Germany; Netherlands; North America; North Holland, Netherlands; Oral history; Pest, Hungary; Poland; Romania; Russia; Ukraine; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0025178-27024