SURVIVOR TALK: PHIL RAUCHER
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Phil Raucher was born in 1927 in Czeladz, Poland. In 1938, local Germans and Polish anti-Semites copied Kristallnacht in his city. Aware of impending danger, Phil’s parents sent him and his brother to relatives in Wolbrom, Poland. After the outbreak of war in September 1939, Phil traveled back to Czeladz where he was soon confined to a ghetto. He was deported to Germany, and spent the rest of the war laboring in subcamps of the Gross-Rosen complex. After liberation, he returned to Poland and reunited with his sister and uncle. They illegally smuggled out to Munich, and Phil settled in the United States in 1950. Phil actively participates in LAMOTH educational programs.