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Oral history interview with Bronia Hatfield

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.152 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0152

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    Oral history interview with Bronia Hatfield


    Interview Summary
    Bronia Hatfield (née Goldstein), born November 4, 1924 in Lublin, Poland, describes life in Poland before the war; moving to Lutsk, Ukraine; experiencing the outbreak of the war in 1939; restrictions placed upon Jews; living in the Lutsk ghetto; hiding in various family’s homes during the war; acquiring false Polish papers; working as a housekeeper for a German family in Rodno; her decision to not live with hate in her heart; being liberated by the Russians in Barashovka; studying medicine in Kiev, Ukraine after its liberation; searching for family members post-war; moving to Vienna and continuing her medical studies there; and immigrating to Australia in 1950.
    Bronia Hatfield
    Mrs. Kayla Szumer
    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hatfield, Bronia, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Bronia Hatfield 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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