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Oral history interview with Irene Shapiro

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

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.

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Mrs. Irene Shapiro
interview:  1983 April 11
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