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Oral history interview with Rivka Kooper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.78 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0078

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Rivka Kooper (née Spinner), born in 1920, in Rzeszow, Poland, describes her family and education; her family moving in 1933 to Krakow, Poland, where she attended school and became active in the Zionist youth movement, Akiva; the arrival of the Germans; the establishment of the Krakow ghetto and life there; deportations and joining the ghetto underground; how she looked Aryan and managed to get a false identification with a false name; selling documents to other Jews for money, which they used to buy weapons; being arrested and sent to Birkenau; life in the camp; being sent in November 1943 to Reichenbach and then to work in a Telefunken plant; moving to Hamburg, then to Bergen-Belsen, and finally to Denmark, where she was liberated; moving to Sweden, where she met her second husband and worked with Zionist youth groups; how she became involved in the Haganah; going to Cyprus then to Israel; and her post-Holocaust life.

Interviewee
Rivka Kooper
Date
1992 May 21  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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