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Oral history interview with Frieda Kobo

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

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    Oral history interview with Frieda Kobo


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Frieda Kobo
    interview:  1993 April 29
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kobo, Frieda, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Frieda Kobo in Israel on April 29, 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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