Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Alexander Ehrmann - May 13, 1983


Alexander Ehrmann was born in Kralovsky Chlumec, Czechoslovakia, which became part of Hungary in 1938. His family consisted of himself, his parents, two brothers and three sisters. In 1944 the family was deported to a ghetto and then to Auschwitz where his parents, a sister and her son were killed. After the uprising in the Warsaw ghetto ended, Mr. Ehrmann was transferred from Auschwitz to Warsaw with a labor group to salvage materials from the ghetto. After spending five days in Dachau, he was transferred to Mühldorf, where the inmates were building an underground aircraft factory. When the camp was evacuated, Mr. Ehrmann and other inmates were put on a train and moved back and forth in the unoccupied area until they were liberated by American troops. After the war he was reunited with two sisters and his younger brother.

  1. Family
  2. School
  3. Religious Life
  4. Extended Family
  5. Community
  6. Anti-Semitism
  7. Hungarian Annexation
  8. Rumors of Persecution
  9. Hungarian Anti-Semitism
  10. Escaped from Concentration Camp
  11. Increased Persecution
  12. Discrimination
  13. Hungarian Families Deported to Poland
  14. Stories of Mass Graves
  15. Rounded-up for Deportation
  16. Waiting for Deportation to Auschwitz
  17. On the Train to Auschwitz
  18. First Impressions of Auschwitz
  19. Interaction with Other Prisoners
  20. Conditions in Auschwitz
  21. Going to Warsaw After the Uprising
  22. Religious Life in the Camps
  23. Transport to Dachau
  24. Mühldorf
  25. Coping
  26. Being Ill
  27. Religious Service in Mühldorf
  28. Brother in Budapest
  29. How Experience Affected his Life
  30. Crying
  31. Memories
  32. Conclusions

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