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Oral history interview with Seva Nemko

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1246 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1246

Seva Nemko describes her childhood in Łódź, Poland; the Nazi invasion of Poland in September 1939; her family's relocation to the Łódź ghetto; the closing of the ghetto; her father's death by starvation; her attempts to hide with her mother; her transport to Auschwitz; her seperation from her mother who perished; her forced labor in a munitions factory in Czechoslovakia; her liberation by Russian troops at the factory; her return to Łódź; her discomfort with continued antisemitism in Poland; leaving Poland for a refugee camp in Germany; and her immigration to the United States.

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Seva Nemko
Martin Nemko
interview:  1985 January 30
2 sound cassettes (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 09:42:19
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