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Oral history interview with Alina Curson

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

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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.

Interviewee
Alina Curson
Date
1991 July 17  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:31:11
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