Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Weiselman - January 1, 1985


This is an oral history interview of, that uh, is being offered by Mr. Nathan Weiselman of 1708 North Alameda Boulevard in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The date is January 1st, 1985. My name is Professor Lawrence I. Berkove of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, in Dearborn, Michigan. Uh, Mr. Weiselman uh, you understand that uh, this interview is being conducted under the auspices of the Detroit Metropolitan Holocaust Center and that uh, you, you understand that?


And uh, that the tapes are oh, the, the tapes of these-such interviews are stored there for archival purposes and not for uh, purposes of commercial profit.


All right. And, uh...

??? promise...

Will you give us your permission to uh, make whatever scholarly use of, is suitable from the information that you're about to give us?

As long as uh, you state that, the way you said it, I know that we are-it's not for... as long as it's not for profit, for commercial use.

All right.


All right, that's fine. Uh, Mr. Weiselman uh, can you tell me just a little about uh, who you are here in Las Cruces, what you do, what, what your age is, and what you do.

Okay, my age. I was born in 1914. 26th of April 1914, and...

April 26th, 1914?


All right.

And I had a business here in Las Cruces for thirty-one years. I came from-after the Holocaust.

What, what were you? What business did you have?

A tailor.

A tailor?

Yes. I, I came after the Holocaust, and...

What year?

I came... 1952, I came. I was in a camp in Austria, the DP camp in Austria. After the camps, and then I was in the DP camp in Italy.

Which camp?


What kind of a camp? A, a, a P camp?


Oh, DP camp.


You, you were in a DP camp in Austria?

Yeah, in a DP camp in Austria for three years. Waiting to emigrate.

Which years?

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