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Oral history interview with Feiga Hollenberg Connors

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.321 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0543

Feiga Hollenberg Connors, born in 1933, discusses her childhood in Korolowka, Poland (present day Oleyëvo-Korolëvka, Ukraine); her extended family; her family’s religious observances; conditions under the Soviet occupation; pre-war relations among Poles, Jews, and Ukrainians; getting news from out-dated foreign newspapers; Jewish refugees arriving from Silesia; the German invasion; the police force created by the Germans; wearing white arm bands; the aktions carried out in the ghetto; moving into the ghetto in Borschiv, Ukraine; her brother’s birth and death in the ghetto; local police participation in the aktion; smuggling food into the ghetto; hiding in the forest with her immediate family; escaping the forest with her father; hiding in a barn for the winter; hearing about the death of her father and brother; liberation; returning to Korolowka; immigrating to the United States in 1947 on a children’s visa; living in a boarding school; studying social work; and her feelings about the events of the war and not knowing the fate of her family.


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Interviewee
Ms. Feiga Hollenberg Connors
Interviewer
Judy Cohen
Date
interview:  2009 November 01
interview:  2010 October 08
Language
English
Extent
3 digital files : WAV.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:40:13
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