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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.
1990 January 16  (interview)
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1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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.
Helen L. Goldkind
Leasa Fields
video recording
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:
RG-50.030.0083_trs_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2016-11-16 07:08:51