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Oral history interview with Irene Shapiro

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1304 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1304

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    Oral history interview with Irene Shapiro


    Interview Summary
    Irene Shapiro discusses her experiences in the ghetto and as a member of the resistance in Bialystok, Poland; the activities of the resistance and her role, including caching weapons and taking part in an uprising in August 1943; conditions in the ghetto and the strength she felt when caring for her mother; her deportation to Majdanek; the work she performed; the conditions in the camp; her liberation by the United States Army in Lippstadt, a subcamp of Buchenwald; her education in Heidelberg after the war; her immigration to the United States; and the way she copes with her memories of the war.
    Mrs. Irene Shapiro
    interview:  1983 April 11
    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

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Shapiro, Irene.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Irene Shapiro on April 11, 1983. The interview was received by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives Branch in July 2007.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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