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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Alex recalls listening to Adolf Hitler's radio addresses before the war. He remembers how Polish Jews living in Germany were expelled from the country.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Steve recalls how Jewish kids were harassed at school and Polish kids and Jewish kids played separately.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Margaret Lambert speaks about her childhood and relationship with her immediate family in pre-war Germany. She discusses her Jewish identity. Gender: FemaleDOB: April 12, 1914City of Birth: Laupheim (Germany)Country of Birth: GermanyGhettos: N/AWent into hiding: NoOther experiences: N/A  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Hy remembers his father's decision to hide the family after Jews were ordered to leave their homes. He recalls the betrayal of his family by a man they knew.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor During the war, Marcia hid with a family with two older daughters who were very kind to her. This was a huge sacrifice this family took to keep Marcia in their home.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Kristine Keren remembers how she and her father escaped from the Lwów ghetto in Poland and spent fourteen months hiding in the sewers beneath the city. Gender: FemaleDOB: October 28, 1935City of Birth: Lwów (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Lwów (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: YesOther experiences: ghetto escapes, roundup evasion  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Henry talks about living in the Warsaw ghetto. He tells of his efforts to acquire food for his family and describes how he snuck in and out of the ghetto through rain gutters.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Nathan recalls sharing a living space with his family in the ghetto and how they didn't get to shower everyday. He also recalls that children were not as concerned as the adults but wondered when everything was going to end.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Helen Fagin decribes the 'cultural resistance' through education in the Radomsko ghetto in Poland. She explains how reading a Polish translation of Gone With the Wind allowed her and her students to at least temporarily dream of a different world outside the reality of the ghetto.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Erna recalls arrival and intake procedures at Auschwitz-Birkenau. She describes the fate of newly arrived internees. Erna talks about volunteering for work, a measure she employed in vain to be reunited with her parents.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor George recalls a guard who allowed George and his brother 20 minutes to find their mother inside of a camp. It was the last time they saw her.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Ellis Lewin remembers arrival at Auschwitz and separation of family members. He explains his parents' efforts to survive the selection. Gender: MaleDOB: May 22, 1932City of Birth: Lódz (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Lódz (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: YesOther experiences: Displaced persons camps  
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Esther talks about her lack of awareness of wartime political events while hiding in Italy. She describes her liberation by members of the Jewish Brigade. Esther speaks of her struggle with identity which ensued after liberation from living in both hiding and under a false name.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Irene recounts her experience of being liberated by the British Army from the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany in April 1945. She describes that by the time of her liberation she was too sick and too desensitized by her experiences to feel any emotions even though she realized the war was over.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor In New York City on September 11, 2001, Miriam contrasts her Holocaust experiences with the events transpiring at the very time of her interview. Miriam notes her desire to protect her children and grandchildren from the hatred she experienced.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Romana describes growing up in a small Polish town after the war and how her family had to give up most of the space in their home according to Communist rule. They were forced to live together with a family that had an abusive father who tried to attack Romana and her mother.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Survivor Malka Baran remembers working with children in a displaced persons' camp and notes that it was this work that helped her resume a normal life after the Holocaust. Gender: FemaleDOB: January 30, 1927City of Birth: Warsaw (Poland)Country of Birth: PolandGhettos: Czestochowa (Poland : Ghetto)Went into hiding: NoOther experiences: displaced persons camps
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish SurvivorVladka was involved in the illegal youth organization, Zukunft, which helped to clandestinely provide literature, music and education in the Warsaw ghetto. Their contributions lifted the spirits of the ghetto inhabitants and encouraged them to believe that their current situation would eventually pass.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Rosmarin plays Schubert's Serenade on his harmonica, one of the pieces he played during his incarceration in the concentration camps. His ability to play the harmonica helped save his life during the war.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Rabbi Jungreis remembers the ritual circumcision, Brit Milah, performed on a baby eight days after his birth in front of the Holy Ark at the synagogue in the Szeged ghetto. Jacob relates that rather than a joyous occasion, it became a sad one in which the quorum of ten Jewish men—a Minyan—cried bitterly and pronounced that “now his fate is sealed.” The baby, however, survived the war and later became a Hasidic Rabbi in Williamsburg, New York.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Mr. Einhorn remembers the observance of Yom Kippur- also known as the day of atonement-at the Schwientochlowitz Concentration Camp. He explains how the candles were made and of the use of potatoes as candle holders. He recites the Jewish prayers chanted quietly and so emotionally by the prisoners in the camp. He believes that even G-d was crying with them.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Jewish Holocaust Survivor Fred Katz remembers his birthday coinciding with the Kristallnacht Pogrom. Gender: MaleDOB: November 10, 1927City of birth: OberlauringenCountry of birth: GermanyGhettos: NoWent into hiding: NoOther experiences: Kindertransport  
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