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Oral history interview with Anushka Freiman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.41 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0041

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

Anushka Freiman, born Anja Schmidt in 1918 in Fenibesh, Lithuania, describes long-term antisemitism in Lithuania; moving to Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania where her sister lived; her marriage to a cellist named Misha Shenkor who had escaped to Kovno from the Germans in February 1940; the Russian occupation of Lithuania; deportations to Siberia by the Russians; her relocation to the Kovno ghetto; her separation from her husband and daughter who both perished; her time in Vaivara concentration camp in Estonia; her transfer to Ochsenzoll (Hamburg area) to work in a munitions factory; her transfer to Stutthof and Bergen-Belsen; her liberation by British forces; becoming a translator for the British; the establishment of a central committee and card catalog to search for survivors; her reunion with her brothers in Johannesburg, South Africa; differences in how she and her brothers wanted to remember their experiences during the Holocaust; and marrying her second husband and moving to Israel between 1966 and 1967.

Interviewee
Anushka Freiman
Date
1991 May 06  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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