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Oral history interview with Fredka Mazia

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.102 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0102

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    Oral history interview with Fredka Mazia


    Interview Summary
    Fredka Mazia, born in Sosnowiec, Poland, describes her early Jewish life and Zionist activities; her family’s attempt to leave Sosnowiec but returning home; the German invasion and administration and the establishment and functioning of the Judenrat; her husband, Yuz’ak, and his role in the Judenrat; helping in a hospital; the creation of the ghetto in 1943; deportations including one on August 12, 1942; joining the underground, attempting to help Jews escape; the death of her husband in August 1943; being arrested on a train to Krakow, Poland and imprisoned in Tchebinia then Katowice, where she was interrogated; her attempted suicide; being sent to Myslowice then back to the ghetto in Sosnowiec; returning to Katowice, from there to Zverdin and then to Budapest; getting certificates to go to Palestine by train from Budapest via Istanbul, Syria, and Beirut, Lebanon, and from there by taxi to Palestine; her reception in Palestine, her work in Italy assisting refugees, and her post-war experiences in Israel; and her feelings about the Holocaust.
    Fredka Mazia
    interview:  1991 February 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used in publication without the consent of the interviewee or his/her heirs.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Mazia, Fredka.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Fredka Mazia in Israel on February 28, 1991, for the Israel Documentation Project.
    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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