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Oral history interview with Sylvia Green
|Interview Summary||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.|
1996 January 11
3 sound cassettes ; 60 min. analog..
|Provenance||The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Sylvia Green on January 11, 1996|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Green, Sylvia, 1924-
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.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||No restrictions on use|
|Record Type||Oral History|
|Link to Collection||
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history collection
Transcript of Oral history interview with Sylvia Green [RG-50.030.0466_trs_en.pdf]
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