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Oral history interview with Nechama Hochbaum

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.66 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0066

Nechama Hochbaum, born 1924 in Stottz, Poland, discusses moving to Lachowicze, Poland (Liakhavichy, Belarus) in 1934; attending a Jewish high school in Baranovic until 1939; life under the Russian regime; the Germans entering the town at the start of the war and the positive reaction from Poles; working under the S.S.; the establishment of a Judenrat; the aktions and escaping with her sister to the forest for two years; finding her mother and brothers in the ghetto and conditions there; escaping another aktion with her mother but being caught and sent to the ghetto; trying to organize the remaining 100 Jews in the ghetto to escape to the forest and their fear; escaping to the forest and her family’s survival there; attempting to join the partisans; being liberated by Soviets spring 1944 and returning to their town; moving to Łódź and then Germany 1945; going through Italy to Palestine and arriving in Israel 1948.

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Hochbaum, Nechama
interview:  1994 January 18
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:18:57
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