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Oral history interview with Miriam Ze'havi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.223 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0223

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Miriam Ze'havi (née Gluck), born in 1922, in Santa Maria, Romania (possibly Sinta Maria or Satu Mare, Romania), discusses her early family life and being the youngest of six children; her family's orthodoxy; leaving school after eighth grade to help her mother at home; Hungarian occupation; her brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; her father's disbelief when a Polish refugee warned them to flee; German invasion; anti-Jewish restrictions; life in the ghetto in May 1944; transport to Auschwitz; being sent to Stutthof, then to camp Brano two weeks later; her work loading coal trains; her assignment to work in the kitchen of an underground munitions factory; receiving Red Cross packages; her brief hospitalization; her sister stealing food to share with her; a death march; abandonment by the Germans in Gogolin; assistance from Polish villagers; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling to Kraków, Poland; assistance from the Joint; returning home via Lódz, Poland and Czechoslovakia; reuniting with her brother; her marriage in 1946; her daughter's birth in 1947; immigrating to Israel in 1950; adjustment to life in Israel; how it was unusual that all of her siblings survived; and never sharing her experiences with anyone, including her daughter.

Interviewee
Miriam Ze'havi
Date
1995 October 26  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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