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Oral history interview with Nechama Hochbaum

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

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    Oral history interview with Nechama Hochbaum


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Nechama Hochbaum
    interview:  1994 January 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hochbaum, Nechama, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Nechama Hochbaum in Israel on January 18, 1994, 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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