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Oral history interview with Feiga Hollenberg Connors

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

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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.

Interviewee
Ms. Feiga Hollenberg Connors
Interviewer
Judith Cohen
Date
2009 November 01  (interview)
2010 October 08  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
3 digital files : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:19
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