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Oral history interview with Sally Recht

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1435 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1435

Sally Recht describes her childhood in Starachowice, Poland; her memories of German Jews being sent to Poland; the Nazi invasion of Poland; her family's flight to a smaller town; her brother's shooting early in the war; how she was sent to a labor camp; her deportation to Auschwitz with her sisters in September 1944; her experiences in Auschwitz; the death march she and her sisters endured in January 1945 from Auschwitz to Ravensbrück to Leipzig; the end of the war; her return to Starachowice; learning the fate of her family and friends; traveling to Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; her life in the camp for five years; and her immigration to the United States.

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Sally Recht
Eva Bar Gadda
interview:  1988 October 31
2 sound cassettes (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: 2020-03-26 09:42:31
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