Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Joe Engel

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Jewish Heritage Collection: Oral history interview with Joe Engel
Grossman, Michael Samuel
Engel, Joe, 1927-
Joe Engel, who was twelve years old when the Nazis occupied Poland in 1939, describes life in his home town of Zakroczym, Poland, before and after the invasion. His family fled to Warsaw and then Plonsk, the ghetto from which they were transported to concentration camps. Joe was imprisoned at Birkenau, Buna, and, Auschwitz. He made a daring escape from a train after surviving a death march. After the war ended, he immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina, where decades later his vision led to the construction of the Holocaust Memorial.
Jewish Heritage Collection Oral Histories
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Oral Histories
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Engel, Joe, 1927- -- Interviews, Auschwitz (Concentration camp), Birkenau (Concentration camp), Buna (Concentration camp)
Topical Subject:
Jews -- South Carolina -- Interviews, Jews -- Poland -- Zakroczym -- Social life and customs, Jews -- Poland -- Zakroczym -- History, World War, 1939-1945 -- Poland -- Zakroczym, Death marches –- Germany, Jewish ghettos -- Poland -- Plonsk, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Jewish, Holocaust survivors -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Jewish merchants -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- History, Holocaust memorial -- South Carolina –- Charleston
Geographic Subject:
Shelving Locator:
MSS 1035-147
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
application/pdf, audio/mpeg
Digitization Specifications:
Mp3 derivative audio created with Audacity software. Archival masters are wav files.
Copyright Status Statement:
Digital resource copyright 2011, The College of Charleston. All rights reserved. For more information contact The College of Charleston Library, Charleston, SC 29424.