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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.
sound recording
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No restrictions on access
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No restrictions on use
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Finding Aid:
RG-50.233.0036_trs_en.pdf [English]
Record last modified: 2015-04-15 15:04:36