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Oral history interview with Miriam Kabacznik Shulman
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|Interview Summary||Miriam Kabacznik Shulman, born on June 26, 1918, in Eišiškės, Poland (Lithuania), describes her childhood; her father’s death of typhus during World War I and living with her mother and two brothers; the Russian arrival in Eišiškės in September 1939 and the nationalization of her family’s tannery business; the Lithuanian takeover in 1940 followed by the German invasion on June 23, 1941; the German implementation of edicts that restricted and isolated Jews; the murder of most of the town’s Jews by an einsatzgruppen squad between September 25 and 26, 1941; the help their family’s friends and co-workers gave them throughout the war by hiding money and providing information and hiding places; hiding from the Germans from 1941 through 1944, when they were liberated by Russian soldiers; returning to their home in June 1944 to find an elderly couple living there; deciding to allow the couple to stay and inviting about twenty other Jews to live in their home; living through a Polish pogrom in 1944; fleeing to Vilnius the day after the pogrom and never returning to her home; spending the next years of her life in several displaced persons camps; meeting her future husband Norman in an Italian prison; and immigrating with Norman to the United States, where they had two children.|
1996 July 23
9 videocassettes : Betacam SP.
|Provenance||Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Miriam Kabacznik Shulman on July 23, 1996.|
|Interviewer||Randy M. Goldman|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Lithuania--History--German occupation, 1941-1944.
Lithuania--History--Soviet occupation, 1940-1941.
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Shulman, Miriam Kabacznik, 1918-
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
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|Record Type||Oral History|
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