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Oral history interview with Miriam Buks

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.205.2 | RG Number: RG-50.712.0001

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Miriam Buks discusses her childhood in Lubien, Poland; her family’s Orthodox religious practices; her informal schooling; prewar relations with Polish neighbors; her move to Danzig at 18 year old to look for work; how she supported herself in Danzig; her awareness of political events in Germany; her attempt to immigrate to England; her experiences obtaining an Italian visa; her immigration to Trieste, Italy; her attempted illegal immigration to Palestine; her internment in the prison camp Ferramonte in Calabria, Italy; the living conditions in the prison camp; her immigration from Italy to Haifa, Israel during war; meeting her future husband in a café; how she made a living in Haifa; and her immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Miriam Buks
Interviewer
Ms. Roberta Winter
Date
1992 February  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Roberta Winter
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