Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Nathan Roth - February 4, 1983


Nathan Roth was born in Veliky Bereznyy, Czechoslovakia. After the German annexation of the area in 1944, Nathan, along with his mother, father and eight siblings, was deported to the ghetto in Ungvár where the family was split up. From Ungvár, Nathan was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau and then to Jaworzno, a sub-camp of Auschwitz. While he was at Jaworzno, Nathan worked for I.G. Farben, a German company operating an excavation project in the area. Nathan was liberated by the Russians while on the death march following the evacuation of the Jaworzno camp. He returned to Veliky Bereznyy after the war and emigrated to the United States in 1949.

  1. Introduction
  2. Family
  3. Fate of Family
  4. Religious Life
  5. Relations with non-Jews
  6. Hungarian Annexation
  7. Budapest
  8. 1944
  9. Round-Ups
  10. Transport to Auschwitz-Birkenau
  11. Arrival at Birkenau
  12. Conditions in Birkenau
  13. Jaworzno
  14. Labor in Jaworzno
  15. Punishment at Birkenau
  16. Beaten at Jaworzno
  17. Polish Workers in Jaworzno
  18. Helping Fellow Prisoners
  19. Thinking of Family
  20. Marching from Jaworzno
  21. German Brothel
  22. Liberation
  23. Amnesia
  24. Memories
  25. Family

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