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Oral history interview with Rubin Pizem

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.308 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0651

Rubin Pizem, born November 29, 1930, describes his prewar life as a child in Poland in a place that is now located in Ukraine; the invasion of Poland and German occupation; the murder of his father and two uncles by the Einzengruppen; his sister Esther, who was killed in a labor camp; his time in hiding with the help of non-Jewish friends; his time in the woods where he hid in underground shelters with his mother and sister, Ida, for a year; their liberation by the Russian Army in 1944; difficulties he faced trying to immigrate to Israel to join his mother and sister; his eventual decision to immigrate to the United States instead; his marriage to a Hungarian woman he met in the United States; and his struggles to recover emotionally from his experiences during the Holocaust.

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Mr. Rubin Pizem
Ms. Kacey Bayles
interview:  2011 December 16
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:50
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