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Oral history interview with Clara Ma'ayan

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.96 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0096

Clara Minskberg Ma'ayan, born on December 7, 1915, in Rzeszów, Poland, describes participating in Hanoar Hatzioni; attending the Institute for Judaic Studies in Warsaw; becoming a teacher and worked in the orphanage headed by Janusz Korczak; the Germans entering Rzeszów and her family members being taken to do forced labor; the drowning of Jews on Yom Kippur in 1939; trying to escape the city with her father; the secret meetings of the Hanoar Hatzioni; working in the ghetto and the Judenrat; escaping to Lvov (Lviv), Ukraine, and reuniting with other youth movement leaders from all over Poland; going to Vilna, Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania) in January 1940; her father’s death from dysentery; obtaining false documents from the Japanese ambassador stationed in Vilna and a representative from the Netherlands; returning to the Lvov ghetto, where she worked; getting married; being taken with her husband to Czortkow forced labor camp for three months; hangings in the Lvov ghetto; leaving the ghetto with false papers; living with a Polish woman as a Pole and traveling to Warsaw, Poland; the ghetto in Warsaw; the uprising in August 1944; immigrating through Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Romania to Palestine on the ship Transylvania; her post-war family; and the relationship of Israelis with the subject of the Holocaust.

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Ma'ayan, Clara
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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