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Oral history interview with Sally Recht

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

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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 Ravensbruck 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.

Interviewee
Sally Recht
Interviewer
Eva Bar Gadda
Date
1988 October 31  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:34:03
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