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Oral history interview with Charlotte Melkman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.135 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0135

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Charlotte Melkman (née Blokjesman), born April 13, 1920 in Paisley, Scotland, describes moving to the Netherlands as a young girl and growing up in Amsterdam before the war; experiencing the beginning of the war and the German occupation; being transported to Westerbork concentration camp in Holland; being transferred to Bergen-Belsen where she worked collecting leather shoes; leaving Bergen-Belsen on a train through German where she was liberated by Russian soldiers; living in England, Indonesia, and the Netherlands after the end of the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1951.

Interviewee
Charlotte Melkman
Interviewer
Tom Keleman
Date
1989 May  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:03:52
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