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Oral history interview with Alina Schwarzbaum

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.177 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0177

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Alina Schwarzbaum (née Rotner), born May 15, 1924 in Miechow, Poland, describes growing up and moving to Sosnowiec, Poland before the war; leaving school early upon outbreak of the war; her family having to close their bookshop; being sent to the ghetto in 1942; deciding to not do what the Germans said; escaping a roundup of Jews by hiding in vegetable fields; spending time in Katowice and Königshuette (Chorzów, Poland) throughout the war; being arrested and convincing the guards not to execute her; surviving the war and returning to Poland; learning that she was the only survivor from her family; living in Katowice and Germany after the war ended; and immigrating to Australia in 1956.

Interviewee
Alina Schwarzbaum
Interviewer
Pierre Lang
Date
1991 May 21  (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 11:07:08
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