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Oral history interview with Fela Nichthauser

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0159.11 | RG Number: RG-50.472.0011

Fela Nichthauser, a Jewish displaced person in France after World War II, discusses how she came to Chateau de Boucicaut with her brother, and how she was studying to be a dental technician at an O.S.E. (Union Oeuvre de secours aux enfants) school near Paris, France; her experiences in Wadowice, Poland during the early days of the German occupation; her experiences during a round up of all the Jews in Wadowice, and how the Germans selected her and her brothers for work and not deportation; her mother's deportation to and death in Auschwitz concentration camp; her time in Bolkenhain concentration camp working on a loom; her time in a spinning factory in Weidenberg, Germany; her time in a flax camp, Breden, Germany, near Gross-Rosen concentration camp; her experiences on a railroad transport to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, and her experiences with typhus in the camp; her memories of Irma Grese, a female guard in Bergen-Belsen; her experiences with block trustees (or Blockälteste) in Bergen-Belsen; her liberation from Bergen-Belsen in April 1945; and her memories of the surrendering SS troops in Bergen-Belsen.

Fela Nichthauser
David P. Boder
interview:  1946 August 01
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Library of Congress
Record last modified: 2020-09-10 13:40:17
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