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Oral history interview with Esther Gelbelman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.47 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0047

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    Oral history interview with Esther Gelbelman


    Interview Summary
    Esther Gelbelman, born in 1926 in Kishinev, Romania (present day Chişinău, Moldova), discusses the Soviet confiscation of her family’s store; fleeing the city during bombing raids; moving to Domanovka, Ukraine and being forced into the ghetto; living and working conditions in the ghetto; mass killings; the German guards fleeing as the Russians approached in April 1944 and the dispersal of the prisoners; walking to Karlovka, where they were liberated by the Soviets; being asked to testify about what happened in Bogdanovka; returning to Bogdanovka after 20 years; her efforts to have the graves cared for; and her inability to forget.
    Esther Gelbelman
    interview:  1993 May 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gelbelman, Esther, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Esther Gelbelman in Israel on May 13, 1993, 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 February1995.
    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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