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Oral history interview with Hedva Zeliger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.178 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0178

Hedva Zeliger, born in Marienbad, Czechoslovakia (Mariánské Lázne, Czech Republic), discusses her family life; growing up in Przemysl, Poland; pre-war antisemitism; Jewish life until 1939, and her first encounter with German police; Germans starting a series of Aktions, and establishing an orphanage for the children she found afterwards; the selection and killing of the children in her orphanage; life in the Kolomea (Kolomyia, Ukraine) ghetto; escaping with her husband to Budapest, Hungary; being placed in the Stanislawow (Ivano Frankivsk) prison; being transferred to the Lvov (L'viv) Jewish camp; transferring to Lublin, Poland; her experiences in Majdanek; moving to Łódź, Poland; leaving Poland to immigrate to Israel in 1950; and writing about her Holocaust experiences in her published book.

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Hedva Zeliger
interview:  1991 March 05
11 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:21
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