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Oral history interview with Sylvia Green

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
Corporate Name Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Bergen-Belsen (Concentration camp)
Genre/Form Oral histories.
Geographic Name Germany--Social conditions--1933-1945.
Karlsruhe (Germany)
Kraków (Poland)
Lexington (Ky.)
Munich (Germany)
Plaszów (Poland)
United States--Emigration and immigration.
Personal Name Green, Sylvia, 1924-
Topical Term Forced labor--Poland--Plaszów.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives.
Jewish ghettos--Poland--Plaszów.
Jews, German--Poland.
Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.--Germany.
Star of David badges.
World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland.
Conditions on Access No restrictions on access
Conditions on Use No restrictions on use
Record Type Oral History
Digital Files
Link to Collection United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history collection
Transcript/Notes Transcript of Oral history interview with Sylvia Green [RG-50.030.0466_trs_en.pdf]
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