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Oral history interview with Gladys Bresler Helfgott

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.188.1 | RG Number: RG-50.850.0001

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Guta (Gladys) Bresler Helfgott, originally of Łódź, Poland, describes her memories of life in the Łódź ghetto, where she lived from May 1940-August 1944. In August 1944, her family was deported to Auschwitz, where Guta’s father, Jacob, was separated from them. After a brief time in Auschwitz, Guta, her younger sister Sara, and mother Eva, were sent to outdoor forced labor near Bremen. Her sister got progressively ill and was unable to work. In the spring of 1945, they were evacuated to Bergen-Belsen, where they were liberated by the British in April 1945. Sara died in a hospital on May 10, 1945. Jacob perished in Dachau in April 1945.

Interviewee
Mrs. Gladys Helfgott
Date
2008  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 CD : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gladys Helfgott
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:38:05
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