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Oral history interview with Ellen Kaidanow

Oral History | Accession Number: 2008.366 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0553

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Ellen Kaidanow, born June 15, 1936 in Dubno, Poland (present day Ukraine), discusses the German invasion of Poland; being relocated to the Dubno ghetto; hiding in an underground shelter; the conditions of the ghetto; sneaking food into the ghetto; being taken out of the ghetto by a Christian nanny; the liquidation of the ghetto; being caught with the Christian nanny by Ukrainian police; escaping from the Ukrainian police and hiding in a farm; living in Radziwillow, Poland; bombings by Russian forces; being raised Christian; uniting with her birth family; living in the Bad Reichenhall displaced persons camp; immigrating to the United States on the USS General W. M. Black at age 12 or 13; meeting her aunt in New York; and her reflections about her life during and after the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Ms. Ellen Kaidanow
Interviewer
Cecilia Curbow
Date
2008 November 08  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:19:32
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