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Oral history interview with Sarah Vogel

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.197 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0197

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Sarah Vogel (née Weintraub), born March 22, 1915 in Siret, Romania, describes her life in Bukovina before 1941; her whole village being evacuated in cattle trucks and shunted around for two weeks; the Romanians from her village being sent back to her town while the Jews were shunted around some more and sent to labor before being allowed to return home in 1941; being forced to march hundreds of miles to Ukraine in 1942; bribing authorities to be allowed to live with local peasants; being liberated by Russian troops in March 1944; bribing the Russian border guards to let her cross the border and go back home; arriving back home in July 1944 and finding everything destroyed; sending her children to Bucharest, Romania; getting forged documents and following her children to Bucharest; living with a wealthy cousin and then with her brother once he returned from Russia with another cousin; illegally journeying to Israel in 1947 but not arriving until 1948; and immigrating to Australia in 1955.

Interviewee
Sarah Vogel
Interviewer
Nora Huppert
Date
1990 February 20  (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 11:08:24
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