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Oral history interview with Helen Liebowitz Goldkind


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Record Type:
Oral History
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.
Date:
1990 January 16  (interview)
RG Number:
RG-50.030*0083
Accession Number:
1990.443.1
Extent:
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Language:
English
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.
Interviewer:
Leasa Fields
Classification:
video recording
Genre/Form:
Oral histories.
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
Restrictions on use. Interview may not be used for commercial ventures.
Finding Aid:
Transcript:
RG-50.030.0083_trs_en.pdf [English]
 
Record last modified: 2015-07-08 14:54:10

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