Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Edward Linson - November 10, 1981


Edward Linson was born in May, 1919 in Warsaw, Poland. He was the second youngest of eight children and was studying medicine before the war. At the start of the war, Edward worked in the Skoda Factory for the Germans before being taken to Poniatowa and later Majdanek. When he was transferred to Auschwitz, Edward worked in Chemical Kommando 98 at Buna-Monowitz. From Buna-Monowitz, he was taken to several concentration camps before being liberated by the Russians. Edward met and married his wife in Germany and immigrated to America.

  1. Introduction
  2. Being Taken by Germans
  3. Life Before the War
  4. Fate of Brother
  5. Experiencing Anti-Semitism
  6. Start of the War
  7. Judenrat of Warsaw
  8. Being Transported to Majdanek
  9. Arriving at Majdanek
  10. Being Transferred to Monowitz
  11. Life in Monowitz
  12. Punishment in Monowitz
  13. Life in Monowitz II
  14. Dealing with the SS Guards
  15. Religion in Camp
  16. Politics and Resistance
  17. Warsaw Underground
  18. Being Ill in Camp
  19. Resistance in Auschwitz
  20. Being Transferred to Buchenwald
  21. Work in Magdeburg
  22. Liberation
  23. Hitler Visits Magdeburg
  24. Stealing from the SS
  25. End of the War
  26. Life Under the Russians
  27. Helping Others in Camp
  28. Reasons for Survival
  29. Life After the War
  30. Contacting Relatives After the War
  31. Problems in Detroit
  32. Getting Married
  33. Sharing Story
  34. Conclusion

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