Norbert Wollheim was born into an assimilated German-Jewish family in 1913 and grew up in Berlin. In spring 1943 he was deported to Auschwitz, where his wife and child were murdered on arrival. Wollheim was taken to the Monowitz sub-camp as a slave labourer, building a plant for the chemicals company IG Farben. Interviewed in 1992, he discusses many aspects of the Nazi camp system, including death and survival, Kapos, friendships among prisoners, and SS perpetrators. After the war, Wollheim emigrated to the US and successfully sued IG Farben for compensation, in a landmark trial. He died in New York in 1998.
Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum