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Oral history interview with Berta Weitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1466 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1466

Berta Weitz (née Friedman), born on May 26, 1921 in Rohatyn, Poland (now Ukraine), discusses her childhood in Rohatyn; the occupation of the town by Nazi German forces; being forced with her family to move into a ghetto in 1942; her decision to remain with her family and not flee to Russia; her clerical work with the German occupation forces; her memories of actions and deportations, including one in 1943 in which her grandfather was deported; the loss of her sisters during the ghetto's liquidation; her escape with her father; living in the fields under the protection of a former family servant; the difficulties and hardships they endured; the liberation of the area by Soviet troops; meeting her husband and living with him in the American zone of Germany; their immigration to the United States; her husband's death in 1970; and her feelings of sadness at the family losses she experienced.


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Interviewee
Berta Weitz
Date
interview:  1983 April 13
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: 2021-02-01 07:32:27
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