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Oral history interview with Rachel Linial

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.292 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0292

Rachel Linial, born in December 1926 in Zdunska Wola, Poland, near Łódź, Poland, discusses her early family life; attending public school; cordial relations with non-Jews; vacationing in Andrzejów; the German invasion; her parents hiding their valuables; eviction from their home; moving to her aunt's home inside the Łódź ghetto; retrieving their valuables; trading them for necessities; her work in a kitchen in the Łódź ghetto; sharing extra food with her family; Chaim Rumkowsky; contracting typhus and hospitalization in the Łódź ghetto; hiding with her sister during round-ups; being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944; working in a munitions factory for 10 days; being transferred with her sister to Bergen-Belsen; being sent to another ammunitions factory in Thuringer; being transferred by train to Elsnig; German guards leaving them extra food; a train transport; escaping during Allied bombings; being captured by German soldiers; her sister being wounded; their separation; liberation by Soviet troops; locating her sister in a Magdeburg hospital and her sister’s death; traveling to Hildesheim, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium; being quarantined in ʻAtlit; immigrating to Palestine; and not sharing her experiences, even with her children.

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Rachel Linial
interview:  1996 October 10
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:50
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