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Oral history interview with Miriam Kabacznik Shulman

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Record Type:
Oral History
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.
Date:
1996 July 23  (interview)
RG Number:
RG-50.030*0375
Accession Number:
1996.A.0417
Extent:
9 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Language:
English
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
Classification:
video recording
Genre/Form:
Oral histories.
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid Language:
English
Finding Aid:
Transcript:
Available at the Museum. Please contact the Reference Desk.
Holdings Status:
Ask at Reference Desk
 
Record last modified: 2015-06-30 09:10:35