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Oral history interview with Alizah Baruch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.7 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0007

Alizah Barukh (née Zarfati), born in 1928 in Salonika, Greece, discusses her family; war with Italy breaking out in 1940; the lack of antisemitism before the war; changing attitudes when the German occupation began in June 1941; wearing the yellow star of David; forced labor; being deported to Auschwitz in March 1943; learning of her family’s fate in the gas chambers; her experience in Auschwitz as part of Mengele's radiation experiments; performing forced labor in the UNION ammunition factory; being sent to Camp Malchow; being ordered to march on May 1, 1945 but instead finding chaos and the retreat of the Germans; how she and others were protected by liberated POWs and stayed with German families for two and a half months; the arrival of Russian forces; returning to Greece; immigrating to Palestine with the help of the Jewish Brigade; traveling by illegal boat to Atlit, Israel; settling in Haifa, Israel and being reunited with family; and having a family of her own in Israel.

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Barukh, Alizah
Beyrak, Nathan
interview:  1992 June 17
Oral histories.
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:18:51
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