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Oral history interview with Sara Umelinski

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.160 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0160

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    Oral history interview with Sara Umelinski


    Interview Summary
    Sara Umelinsky, born in 1924 in Wlodawa, Poland, describes her Hassidic family; the German invasion and occupation of Wlodawa, the short-lived Soviet takeover, and the subsequent German reoccupation; the murder of the Jewish Polish prisoners of war in 1940; the selection of Jews in Wlodawa to be sent to construct Sobibor camp; the actions against the Jews in Wlodawa; being able to obtain false papers, which a Polish person traveled to Lublin to obtain for her; escaping from Wlodawa after the final action in May 1943; going to Oudampol (Adampol), Poland; deciding to join the partisans and life with them; moving to the partisans family camp in Parczen; going with the partisans to Pinsk, Belarus, and serving as one of the guards of their encampment; antisemitism amongst the partisans; fleeing in March 1944 until they met the Red Army; doing laundry for the army in exchange of salt; getting married to another partisan and moving to Gomel, Belarus, then Minsk, Belarus; the birth of her children in an UNRRA camp in Berlin, Germany; and immigrating to Israel in November 1948 on the American ship the SS Galila.
    Sara Umelinski
    interview:  1992 February 20
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Umelinski, Sara, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Sara Umelinski in Israel on February 20, 1992, 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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