Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Rivka Spiegel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1504 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1504

Rivka Spiegel discusses her childhood in Ozorków, Poland; her experiences after the German invasion of Poland in September 1939; being forced to move with her family to a ghetto in the town in 1940; the liquidation of the ghetto in April 1942; her separation from her parents, who likely perished in Treblinka; her deportation with her siblings to the Lódz ghetto; the liquidation of the Lódz ghetto; her attempts to hide and escape; her deportation to Auschwitz; her experiences in Auschwitz; her transport by train to Bergen-Belsen; her and her sisters' escape from selection there; their final deportation to a munitions factory in Salzwedel, where they were liberated in April 1945; her experiences in an orphanage in a displaced persons camp in Zeilsheim located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany; her voyage by ship to Palestine, where she was interned in a British detention camp; her life on a kibbutz in Israel; her education, marriage, and children; their immigration to the United States in 1958; her husband's early death; and her children's successes.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Rivka Spiegel
interview:  2007 May 07
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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: 2020-07-08 14:55:25
This page: