Aaron Salzburg was born on April 2, 1919 in Opatów, Poland. Aaron recounts life in Pre-War Poland and his experiences in many different ghettos, labor and concentration camps throughout Poland and Germany during the Second World War. Opatów became a ghetto after the German occupation of Poland. In 1939, Aaron was sent to the Sandomierz ghetto, where he eventually escaped and ended up in a camp called Kocina. After falling ill with typhus, Aaron made a full recovery and was selected to go to Skarżysko and later onto Częstochowa, both forced labor camps. In Skarżysko and Częstochowa, Aaron worked for HASAG--a privately owned German industrial company. He was later moved to Buchenwald, where he stayed in Dora, a branch of Buchenwald which became its own camp in 1944. Aaron was eventually moved to the Bergen-Belsen detention camp, where on April 15, 1945, the camp was liberated by the British Army.
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