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Oral history interview with Janine Binder

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0159.18 | RG Number: RG-50.472.0018

Janine Binder (now Oberrotman), a Jewish displaced person in Paris, France, discusses her family life in Lemberg (L'viv, Ukraine) before World War II; her memories of the German occupation of Lemberg and how Ukrainians collaborated in the persecution of the Jews in Lemberg; her family's experiences in the Lemberg ghetto; how the occupying Germans forced her and her father into hard labor in construction; how she posed as an Aryan woman by purchasing false identification documents, and the importance of false identification documents as a means of survival; her family's time in hiding in an attic in the Lemberg ghetto; her escape from the ghetto and her time working on a farm and posing as an Aryan woman; her eventual arrest and her time doing forced labor in a factory near Stuttgart, Germany; and her liberation from forced labor by French troops near Stuttgart.

Janine Binder
David P. Boder
interview:  1946 August 04
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Library of Congress
Record last modified: 2020-09-10 13:40:57
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