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Oral history interview with Sylvia Green


Record Type:
Oral History
Interview Summary:
Sylvia Farber Green, born in 1924 in Karlsruhe, Germany, 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 the United States 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 the US and ending up in Lexington, Kentucky; and meeting her husband Jake through a blind date and then starting a family with him.
Date:
1996 January 11  (interview)
RG Number:
RG-50.030*0466
Extent:
3 sound cassettes ; 60 min..
Language:
English
Provenance:
Arwen Donahue, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Sylvia Green on January 11, 1996
Interviewer:
Arwen Donahue
Classification:
sound recording
Genre/Form:
Oral histories.
Personal Name:
Green, Sylvia, 1924-
Conditions on Access:
No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use:
No restrictions on use
Finding Aid Language:
English
Finding Aid:
Transcript:
RG-50.030.0466_trs_en.pdf [English]
 
Record last modified: 2015-04-15 15:00:55