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Oral history interview with Laura Freedman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.143 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0143

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Laura Freedman (née Wachs), born September 15, 1916 in Lwow, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine), describes her family before the war; the German invasion of Lwow; the creation of the Lwow ghetto in 1942; acquiring a Polish birth certificate; escaping the Lwow ghetto with the help of a Polish acquaintance; being disappointed by the lack of help given to the Jews by her Polish and Ukrainian neighbors; her husband’s death; working as a kitchen maid in Germany; her false identity as a Pole during the war; her forced labor on a vegetable farm; being liberated by American and French armies; her travels to Austria, France, and South Africa after the war; marrying her current husband; and her eventual immigration to Australia in 1961.

Interviewee
Laura Freedman
Interviewer
Gilda Manor
Date
1989 August 16  (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 11:04:37
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