Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

David Burdowski - May 13, 1982


David Burdowski was born in Kłodawa, Poland on September 27, 1924. Following the invasion of Poland, he was taken to a forced labor camp called Buchwerder Forst. From there he was taken to work in a paper factory and was then sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. David was transported to many camps during the war before being liberated on a train outside of Dachau by American forces in Staltach. After the war he lived in the Feldafing Displaced Persons Camp and met his future wife. He moved to America in 1949 and started a family

  1. Introduction
  2. Being Sent to Various Camps
  3. Life Before the War
  4. Life Under German Occupation
  5. Being Separated from Family
  6. Fate of Family
  7. Camp Experiences
  8. Liberation
  9. Punishment in Camp
  10. Work in Camp
  11. Death March
  12. Testifying Against an SS Guard
  13. Testifying Against an SS Guard II
  14. Having Nightmares
  15. Injuries from the Camp
  16. Feelings About the Germans and Poles
  17. Meeting Future Wife
  18. Family Life Today
  19. Life in DP Camp
  20. Visiting Dachau
  21. Conclusion

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