Document Type

Oral History

Publication Date

September 2008

Creation Date


Publisher Information

Florida Holocaust Museum in conjunction with University of South Florida Tampa Library and Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center


Atrocities, Buchenwald, Concentration camps, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Germany, HASAG Czestochowianka, Holocaust survivors, 1939-1945, Liberation, Limor, Menachem, Poland, Tennessee, World War, 1939-1945


This is an oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Menachem Limor. Limor was born in Czestochowa, Poland, and was imprisoned in the ghetto there in 1941 and forced to work at the HASAG ammunition factory. In January 1945, the day before the Red Army liberated the city, he and the other workers on his shift were taken to Buchenwald. In the camp, he worked in the hospital before liberation, and continued to help there after the Americans arrived; since he spoke a little English, he asked the soldiers for medicine and such, which they gave him. Limor went to Israel after the war, and was one of the first soldiers in the Israeli army. He came to the United States in 1969 because his brother was injured and needed help running his business. His wife, Lea Limor, also speaks in this interview.

Physical Information

1 sound file (17 min.) : digital, MP3 file + 1 transcript (10 p.)