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Oral history interview with Frieda Kobo

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.76 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0076

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

Frieda Kobo, born in 1921, describes growing up in Salonika (Thessalonike), Greece within a strong Jewish community; how when Hitler came to power no one knew what to do or how to react; being sent to Auschwitz and her role as supervisor for other girls in Auschwitz; her work in the Kanada barrack; working on the train tracks; working in Brzezinka; music she sang in the camp; being marched on January 18,1944 out of Auschwitz to Gleiwitz and from there by train to Ravensbrück; being transported to camp Mecklenburg, escaped the camp and went to Neustadt, Germany; leaving the Russian zone and getting to the American zone, then to Brussels, Belgium and from there to Athens, Greece; her immigration to Israel; writing an account of her Holocaust experience; and her post-war Holocaust experiences in Israel.

Interviewee
Frieda Kobo
Date
1993 April 29  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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