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Oral history interview with Helen Liebowitz Goldkind
|Interview Summary||Helen Liebowitz Goldkind, born in Volosyanka, Czechoslovakia (Ukraine) on July 9, 1928, describes her childhood and family; the Hungarian occupation of Czechoslovakia and going into a ghetto in Uzhgorod, Ukraine; maintaining religious traditions in the ghetto; the Germans taking over the ghetto and deporting her and her family to Auschwitz; her transport to another camp and hearing bombs going off during the train ride; arriving in a German camp and working in a munitions factory; going on a truck with two hundred other girls to Bergen-Belsen, where English troops eventually liberated her; the Swedish Red Cross offering to take care of her and others in Sweden; discovering that only one of her sisters survived the war and had immigrated to the United States; and following her sister to the United States, where she settled in New York, NY and got married.|
1990 January 16
1 videocassette : Betacam SP.
|Provenance||Leasa Fields, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Helen Liebowitz Goldkind on January 16, 1990.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Svenska röda korset.
New York (N.Y.)
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Volosianka (Zakarpats'ka oblast', Ukraine)
Goldkind, Helen Liebowitz, 1928-
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Ukraine--Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust--Ukraine.
Jews--Ukraine--Volosyanka (Zakarpats'ka oblast')
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||Restrictions on use. Interview may not be used for commercial ventures.|
|Record Type||Oral History|
|Link to Collection||
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history collection
Transcript of Oral history interview with Helen Liebowitz Goldkind [RG-50.030.0083_trs_en.pdf]
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