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Oral history interview with Helen Goldkind

Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
Helen Goldkind discusses her grandmother, who was 80 years old when she was taken to Auschwitz; her childhood in Volosyanka (Ukraine); her extended family, most of whom were 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; being sent to Bergen-Belsen with her sister; and how her sister aided in her survival.
1992 May 21  (interview)
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2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Helen Goldkind in Kensington, Md., on May 21, 1992.
Helen L. Goldkind
sound recording
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid:
RG-50.233.0036_trs_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2016-11-22 06:23:34