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Oral history interview with Anushka Freiman

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

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    Oral history interview with Anushka Freiman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Anushka Freiman
    interview:  1991 May 06
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Freiman, Anushka, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Anushka Freiman in Israel on May 6, 1991, 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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