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Oral history interview with Fela Finkelshtein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.39 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0039

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    Oral history interview with Fela Finkelshtein


    Interview Summary
    Fela Finkelshtein, born in 1921 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses joining the Beitar youth movement; life in the Warsaw ghetto; joining the Irgun Zvai Leumi underground movement, where she received military training and worked as a messenger; how they smuggled weapons into the ghetto and the plan to escape through the sewers; her deportation to Majdanek, Auschwitz, and Birkeanu; being ill with typhoid fever; surviving the death march; escaping and going into hiding; her liberation by the Soviets; traveling through Łódź, Austria, and Italy; her illegal immigration to Haifa; her immigration to Israel; and the psychological effects of the Holocaust.
    Fela Finkelshtein
    interview:  1992 May 01
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Fela Finkelshtein in Israel on May 1, 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 February 1995.
    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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