Jewish survivors of the Holocaust

Carver, Joe (1 of 20) Holocaust Survivors Centre Interviews

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:47:23

  • Shelf mark

    C830/076

  • Subjects

    Ghetto experiences

  • Recording date

    1998-10-08, 1999-01-07

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Holocaust Survivors Centre Interviews

  • Recording locations

    Holocaust Survivors' Centre, London

  • Interviewees

    Carver, Joe, 1928- (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Lackmaker, Nomi (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Born 1st July 1928 in Leipzig, Germany. Details of parent’s marriage and background. Historical overview of the town of Leipzig. Memories of Jewish life in Leipzig before 1933. Strong and active Jewish community. Account of anti-Jewish community. Account of anti-Jewish laws operating in 1933. Memory of being rejected from school enrolment for being Jewish. Memory of Jewish high school building being confiscated. Recounts attending Jewish day school in 1933 and receiving some Jewish education. 1934 – memory of anti-Semitic incidents. Account of spending 6 weeks in Poland following one such incident. Description of conditions in Poland in 1934. Comparison of living standards in Germany and Poland. Account of meeting extended family in Poland. Description of Lodz. April 1934 account of family’s eviction from apartment by Gestapo. Home confiscated. Family lived first with relatives and then new apartment. Account of attending Jewish day school. Memories of hardship and impact of restrictions. Account of Jewish education in Leipzig. 28th October 1938 – Family deported to Poland. Description of circumstances of deportation. Memory of hostility of neighbours. Description of journey to Poland. Description of arrival on no-mans-land and being forced, under duress, into Polish territory.

  • Related links

    Voices of the Holocaust - link to learning materials based on the moving stories of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on the British Library Website

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