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Oral history interview with Fela Finkelshtein

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

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

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 Lódz, Austria, and Italy; her illegal immigration to Haifa; her immigration to Israel; and the psychological effects of the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Fela Finkelshtein
Date
1992 May 01  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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