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Oral history interview with Juta Bergman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.603.5 | RG Number: RG-50.637.0005

Juta Bergman, born in 1927 in Germany; describes being Bratslav Hasidic; being deported in 1933 to Poland with her Polish-born parents; her father’s death in 1934; attending a public school; life in Łódź, Poland; the German invasion in September 1939; having to wear the yellow badge indicating she was a Jew; her education in the ghetto; rations in the ghetto; life in the ghetto as a child; working with other children in a workshop; learning about sex from an older friend; how it was forbidden to gather more than three or five people and disobeying this restriction; being involved in a Zionist organization and distancing herself from her home; her mother’s belief that the war would end soon; attending Rumkowski’s speech in the big square and feeling disdain for him; her brother informing her about the deportation of their mother and grandmother; witnessing the murder of a young girl; her mother escaping from a camp and returning to the ghetto; surviving several camps, including Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen; liberation; returning to Łódź; and getting married to a Łódź ghetto survivor.

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Mrs. Jutta Bergman
Ms. Teresa A. Pollin
interview:  2005 March 20
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:41:13
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