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Oral history interview with Hella Berlinski

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Hella Berlinksi, born 1919 in Poland, discusses her Jewish family life and charities; moving as an infant to Lódz, Poland; her father’s death in 1936; getting married to Jacob Berlinsky in 1939; the German invasion in 1939; Jewish community and life in Lódz; 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.

Interviewee
Hella Berlinski
Date
1992 May 04  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
20 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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