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Oral history interview with Charlotte Melkman

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

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    Oral history interview with Charlotte Melkman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Charlotte Melkman
    Tom Keleman
    interview:  1989 May
    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.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

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    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Charlotte Melkman in May, 1989 for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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