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Oral history interview with Polia Bisenhaus

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0159.2 | RG Number: RG-50.472.0002

Polia Bisenhaus, a Jewish displaced person, discusses her experiences working in forced labor at a labor camp for ammunition in Poland; her time in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp; her recollections of the appel and how prisoners died in Bergen-Belsen; the mistreatment of prisoners by the Jewish lager leaders in Bergen-Belsen; her experiences with the physicians in Bergen-Belsen; her time in Burgau, Turkenheim (possibly Turkheim), and Dachau concentration camps; her transport between camps and how war planes dropped bombs near the transports; her liberation from Dachau; her reunion with family members in Paris, France after World War II; and her memories of her family's deportation from Kielce, Poland, in 1942. At the end of the interview, David Boder conducts a Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) with Bisenhaus.

Polia Bisenhaus
David P. Boder
interview:  1946 July 29
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Library of Congress
Record last modified: 2020-04-07 11:00:06
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