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Oral history interview with Alina Curson

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1174 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1174

Alina Curson describes her early life in Sosnowiec, Poland; her memories of Germany's occupation of Poland; her family's flight to Czestochowa; their internment in the Czestochowa ghetto; her father's ability to help Jewish families because of his non-Jewish appearance; her seperation from her parents during a roundup; how her parents perished in Treblinka; her escape from the roundup; her repeated attempts to escape the ghetto; her rescue from a deportation; living on false papers; an unsuccessful attempt to flee to Norway; her time in Warsaw during the Uprising in 1944; working as a forced laborer for the Nazis; how she was taken to Buchenwald after the war; and her immigration to the United States.

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Alina Curson
interview:  1991 July 17
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:15
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