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Oral history interview with Sylvia Green
1996 Jan. 11
Master copies, 3 sound cassettes (60 min.) : analog.
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|Scope and Content||Sylvia Green was born in 1924 in Karlsruhe, Germany and describes growing up in a modern Orthodox family; the loss of her non-Jewish friends and being kicked out of school when Hitler came to power; going to places where people would not recognize her as a Jew to see Hitler in parades; her father’s deportation to Poland in 1938; her family’s attempts to immigrate to America and live with her aunt; working in the Jewish Welfare Office until her family chose to move to Kraków and live with another aunt; having to wear an armband in 1940 and finding enjoyment in taunting German troops; being moved with her family into the Plaszów ghetto; the loss of her parents while she worked at Kabelwerk; her deportation to Auschwitz with her aunt; her transfer to Bergen-Belsen where she took a job as a translator; her liberation and getting back in touch with her brother in Munich and her aunt in America; immigrating to America and ending up in Lexington, Kentucky; and meeting her husband Jake through a blind date and then starting a family with him.|
|Provenance||The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Sylvia Green on January 11, 1996|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Green, Sylvia, -- 1924-
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland -- Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Deportations -- Poland.
Jewish ghettos -- Poland -- Plaszów -- History -- 20th century.
Forced Labor -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
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|Level of Description||Sound recording|
|Record Type||Oral History|
Digitization Status: Completely Digital
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history collection
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