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Oral history interview with Hella Berlinski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.13 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0013

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    Oral history interview with Hella Berlinski


    Interview Summary
    Hella Berlinksi, born 1919 in Poland, discusses her Jewish family life and charities; moving as an infant to Łódź, Poland; her father’s death in 1936; getting married to Jacob Berlinsky in 1939; the German invasion in 1939; Jewish community and life in Łódź; traveling to Piotrkow in January 1940; her employment in the shops sewing clothes; her husband’s deportation to Auschwitz in 1942; moving to Karo with her sister; the realization in November 1944 of the end of the war occurring; a four day trip to Fuerstenberg in train cars; walking to Ravensbrück camp 80 miles north of Berlin; liberation; joining her husband in Bergen-Belsen; and immigrating to Israel.
    Hella Berlinski
    interview:  1992 May 04
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    20 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Berlinski, Hella.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Halla Berlinski in Israel on May 4, 1992, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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