Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
Atrocities, Concentration camps, Connecticut, Crimes against humanity, Dachau, Genocide, Germany, Glucksman, Sidney, Gross-Rosen, Holocaust survivors, 1939-1945, Klein, Jerome E., Liberation, Poland, World War, 1939-1945
This is an oral history interview with Holocaust concentration camp survivor Sidney Glucksman. Glucksman was born in Chrzanów, Poland, and was first imprisoned at the age of twelve, shortly after the Germans invaded Poland. He was taken out of school and sent to a labor camp where he broke his arm; he was then taken to a different camp until his arm healed, after which he was sent to Gross-Rosen. Glucksman was at Gross-Rosen for several years until he and the other prisoners were marched to Dachau, where he remained until the war ended over a year later. Altogether, he was in concentration camps for six years. The day Dachau was liberated, Glucksman met an American soldier named Jerome Klein; they became friends while Klein was stationed in Munich. Klein's family sponsored Glucksman to come to America, and their friendship continues to the present day. Glucksman frequently speaks about his experiences, and has testified against two SS guards from Gross-Rosen, both of whom were convicted because of Glucksman's testimony.
1 sound file (69 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (24 p.)
Scholar Commons Citation
Glucksman, Sidney (Interviewee) and Hirsh, Michael (Interviewer), "Sidney Glucksman oral history interview by Michael Hirsh, October 12, 2008" (2008). Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center Oral Histories. Paper 63.