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Oral history interview with Helen Goldkind


Interview Summary Helen Goldkind discusses her childhood in Czechoslovakia; her extended family, most of which was deported to Auschwitz; growing up as one of seven children; the Hungarian occupation of her town in 1939; her limited access to education; speaking Czech and Yiddish; restrictions under Hungarian rule; how her parents were forced to close their store; her brothers’ deportation to a Hungarian labor camp; the arrival of German forces in her town between 1942 and 1943; the establishment of a ghetto in a brick factory in Uhzgorod; being forced to move into the ghetto in 1943, where she lived for a few months; her deportation to Auschwitz; the commotion and confusion she experienced during her arrival at Auschwitz; the deaths of family members; staying together with her sister in the camps; and how her sister aided in her survival.
Date 1992 May 21  (interview)
RG Number RG-50.233*0036
Accession Number 1992.A.0125.36
Extent 2 sound cassettes ; 90 min. analog..
Language English
Provenance The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Helen Goldkind in Kensington, Md., on May 21, 1992.
Classification sound recording
Personal Name Goldkind, Helen Liebowitz, 1928---Interviews.
Topical Term Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives.
Holocaust survivors--United States.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project
1992.A.0125
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Helen Goldkind [RG-50.233.0036_trs_en.pdf]
 
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