Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

George Vine - July 5, 1983


George Vine was born in Ciechanów, Poland in 1927. Following teh German invasion of Poland in 1939, he and his family were forced to relocate from their home into a nearby ghetto where they lived for almost three years before being transported to Auschwitz in 1942. George was taken to several different camps before he was liberated in April 1945. Immigrating to the United States in 1947 and initially living in New York, George eventually moved to Detroit.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Life before the War
  3. Encountering Anti-Semitism
  4. Religious Life
  5. Family Life
  6. German Invasion of Poland
  7. Trying to Break away from Old Traditions
  8. Transported to Auschwitz with his Father
  9. Reliving the Horrors of Auschwitz
  10. Remembering Rosa Robata
  11. Forming Bonds with Inmates in Auschwitz
  12. Remembering the Start of the War in Poland
  13. Relocated to Ghetto before going to Auschwitz
  14. Liquidating the Ghetto in 1942
  15. Seeing Auschwitz for the First Time
  16. Working in the Camp
  17. Surviving Auschwitz by Creating Bonds with Landsmann
  18. Moved to Several Camps before the end of the War
  19. Liberation
  20. Reunited with Cousin
  21. Coming to the United States
  22. A Landsmann wanted Him to come to Detroit

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