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Oral history interview with Libi Epshtein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.229 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0229

Libi Epshtein (née Libiena Haikowa), born on February 25, 1923 in Nová Paka, Czech Republic, discusses her family's assimilation; her family moving to Prague, Czech Republic; her siblings; the German arrival on March 15, 1939; the passage of anti-Jewish laws; managing a small office, which was a front for a black market in gasoline and other products; being transported to Łódź, Poland; life in the Łódź ghetto; the death of her parents in the Łódź ghetto; her depression after the death of her parents; contracting typhoid; work in a phone repair shop in the ghetto; work in a textile shop in the ghetto; her marriage; role of the Jewish ghetto police; mail service in the ghetto; how she and a selected group managed to get housing in the empty hospital; being deported to Oranienburg; people in the camp including the SS women and Kapos; being sent to camp Wittenberg in Germany; the arrival of a group of Romani women from Czechoslovakia; and the end of the war from her own perspective.

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Libi Epshtein
interview:  1995 March 30
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:40
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