Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Saul Raimi - July 7, 1982


Saul Raimi was born and raised in Mława, Poland in a family of eight. He was 14 years old when the Germans occupied the town, which was turned into a ghetto. The family was deported to the Lubartów ghetto, but Saul returned to Mława and began smuggling between the Mława ghetto and the Warsaw ghetto. In the winter of 1942, Saul was deported to Auschwitz where he worked as a bricklayer. The advance of the Red Army in 1945 prompted the evacuation of Auschwitz and Saul was forced to march to Buchenwald. After several months in Buchenwald, Saul was transferred to Flossenburg where he was liberated April 23, 1945. He was initially sent to a DP camp and later immigrated to Israel, then Canada, and finally America. Saul and his brother are the only two surviving members of his family.

  1. Family
  2. Anti-Semitism
  3. Education
  4. Politics
  5. Shabbos
  6. Shabbos II
  7. Outbreak of War
  8. Formation of Ghetto
  9. Smuggling
  10. Smuggling in Warsaw Ghetto
  11. Caught Smuggling
  12. Caught Smuggling II
  13. Liquidation of the Ghetto
  14. Death March from Auschwitz
  15. Flossenburg
  16. Fate of Family
  17. Knowledge of Mass Killings
  18. Conditions in Auschwitz
  19. Auschwitz Blockältester
  20. Conditions in Auschwitz II
  21. Conditions in Auschwitz III
  22. Bricklayers
  23. Buna
  24. Buchenwald
  25. Activities in the Camps
  26. Activities in the Camps II
  27. Collecting the Dead
  28. Camp Suicides
  29. Illness and Death
  30. Cell Eleven
  31. Death March from Flossenburg
  32. Liberation
  33. Post-Liberation
  34. Survival
  35. Survival II
  36. Testifying
  37. Talking about Experiences
  38. Talking About Experiences II
  39. Conclusion

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