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Oral history interview with Teresa Faierberguer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.29.37 | RG Number: RG-50.590.0037

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Teresa Faierberguer, born in 1933 in Czechoslovakia, describes her parents (her father Salomon was born in 1900 in Czechoslovakia); her mother selling land in Europe to finance the voyage of their family, including her husband’s brothers and parents, to Argentina; her paternal grandparents, Leike and Hilmijl; her mother’s only sister, who stayed in Europe and died during the Holocaust; her family settling first in Monigotes then requesting to move to “The Second Line” (between Las Palmeras and Palacios) from the Jewish Colonization Association (JCA); the management of their move by Kurman; her family’s farm, where the main crop was alfalfa but they also seeded wheat and linen; her family establishing a profitable dairy farm; how all five children helped with the farm; getting supplies in Moisesville; receiving help on the farm from one of their neighbors, Raquel Galagosky; her father’s family in Europe during and after WWII; attending school in Las Palmeras until the fifth grade; only taking classes in Spanish and not Yiddish; going by horseback to school; learning some Yiddish from her brother-in-law; her parents speaking Russian with one another; going on outings to Moisesville; raising geese in the farm; her mother preparing meals; her family religious practices and her mother being particularly strict; reading “Yiddishe Zeitung” (first Yiddish daily) at home; her parents’ move to Moisesville in 1964 and her father’s death five years after; her parents’ activities in Moisesville; getting married to Elias and moving to Resistencia; her sisters Maria, Leike, and Elena; and her brother, who became the manager of the dairy processing plant Sancor in Santa Fe Province.

Teresa Faierberguer
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina-Communidad de Buenos Aires
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