"Memories of a Vanished World"
Extent and Medium
- Joseph Soski
Joseph Soski (born Yosef Lajb Sosk) was born in Mlawa, Poland, in 1920. He was a survivor of the Buchenwald and Dora-Mittelbau concentration camps. After the war he immigrated to the United States.
The donated volume incudes both typescript and photocopied text, as well as photocopies of additional materials that were gathered by the donor from various sources including publications, photographs, a diagram, and a passenger ticket. These materials were incorporated into the text. Donor gave a copy to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Department ca. Nov. 1992, and that department passed it on to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives shortly thereafter.
Scope and Content
Contains information about Joseph Soski's childhood in Busko and Krakow, Poland; German occupation of Krakow; increasing restrictions of Jews; donor's escape to the Soviet-occupied zone of Poland; life in the Czestochowa ghetto; forced labor; deportation to Buchenwald, then to Dora-Mittelbau; evacuation from Dora-Mittelbau; liberation; displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States; and a new life in the United States.
Conditions Governing Reproduction
Copyright Holder: Soski, Joseph
- Soski, Joseph.
- Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei. Schutzstaffel.
- Dora (Concentration camp)
- Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
- World War, 1939-1945--Refugees.
- Jewish way of life.
- World War, 1939-1945--Evacuation of civilians.
- Refugee camps.
- World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor.
- Holocaust survivors--Biography.
- World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
- Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
- World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland.
- Jewish ghettos--Poland--Czestochowa.
- United States--Emigration and immigration--History--20th century.
- Personal narratives.