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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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Interviewee
Shapiro, Mrs. Irene
Date
interview:  1983 April 11
Language
English
Extent
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: 2022-06-24 20:31:54
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