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Oral history interview with Zophia Shulman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1453 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1453

Zophia Shulman discusses her childhood in Grodzisk Mazowiecki, Poland (which is a town near Warsaw, Poland); her family life; her experiences during the German invasion of Poland in 1939; her family's deportation to the Warsaw ghetto; their escape to the east; her life in hiding with her mother, sister, and other female relatives; their discovery; her escape and her reunion with her father and brother in Warsaw; her experiences in the ghetto; the Warsaw ghetto uprising; her deportation to a camp at Biesdorf near Berlin; the conditions and her experiences in the camp, while posing as a non-Jewish Polish child; being liberated by the Soviet Army; her ill health; the rapes that she witnessed; her return to Poland; her reunion with her brother and father; their immigration to the United States in 1948; her move to Israel; and her return to the United States in 1959.

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Ms. Zophia Shulman
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