Oral history interview with Leon Selinger

Language of Description
Alt. Identifiers
  • 2008.206
  • RG-50.848.0001
  • English
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Extent and Medium


1 DVD.


Mark Selinger donated his father's oral history to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on July 28, 2008.

Accession number: 2008.206

Credit: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mark Selinger

Scope and Content

Consists of one oral history interview, approx. 1 hour, with Leon Selinger, originally of Drohobycz, Poland. In the interview, which was conducted in June 2008 by Leon's grandson, Ari Selinger, he describes his childhood in Drohobycz, the German occupation and being forced to move into the ghetto. He describes hearing of an action and seeing the clothing of the victims being returned to Drohobycz. He escaped deportation for a time by going into temporary hiding places, but was eventually picked up with his father and brother and taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Gleiwitz, and Mauthausen. He was separated from his father and brother at Dachau, and was liberated near Flossenburg. He reunited with his father and brother near Regensburg and immigrated to the United States in 1947.

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  • Record type: Oral History