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Oral history interview with Esther Fol

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.365 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0550

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Esther Fol (née Onay Vidoma) discusses her early life in Slonim, Poland (present day Belarus); knowing little about her family; her mother’s role in the partisans; the train she was on with her mother; hiding in the woods; immigrating to Israel and finding out about her parents in 1960; living in a Christian orphanage; her uncle coming and taking her; going to Warsaw, Poland to get help; being given to a Jewish agency; being placed in Lodz, Poland in an orphanage; immigrating illegally to Palestine on the ship Sylvania; being arrested by the British; living with a foster family near Netanyah, Israel; being named Esther Pajewski; finding extended family in the United States and Italy; being removed by the Israeli court from her foster home to become Orthodox; her education and job in Israel; immigrating to the United States; becoming a Hebrew teacher; meeting her husband; taking a trip back to Belarus; and her life in the U.S.

Interviewee
Ms. Esther Fol
Interviewer
Mr. Christian Url
Date
2008 November 08  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:28
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