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Shony Braun

Holocaust survivor Shony Braun talked about his experiences in Auschwitz and being shot while trying to escape a death march. Born In Transylvania, Romania, Sandor… read more

Holocaust survivor Shony Braun talked about his experiences in Auschwitz and being shot while trying to escape a death march. Born In Transylvania, Romania, Sandor “Shony” Braun was sent to Auschwitz in 1944 after Germany invaded the country. During the course of his imprisonment, he was also sent to Dachau before trying to escape in 1945. He spoke about his experiences in the camps, the brutal death of his father, and being shot while trying to escape a death march prior to his liberation. Mr. Braun was a concert violinist and composer, and his “Symphony of the Holocaust” was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Braun died of pneumonia in 2002.

This interview was conducted on March 9, 1992, by Sandra Bradley and is part of the oral history collection at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. close

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Shony Braun Oral History Interview

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Program ID:
326006-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 30, 2015 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jun 07, 2015 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • May 30, 2015 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 31, 2015 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2015 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3