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Oral history interview with Kaziemira Bergman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.325 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0325

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

Kaziemira Bergman, born in Lodz, Poland in 1918, describes her Jewish family; experiencing antisemitism in her early life; joining the Communist Party as an active member; her family’s decision to move to Warsaw after Hitler annexed the Sudetenland; her family’s decision to leave Warsaw and to flee to Russia in 1941 before the ghetto round-up; her return to Warsaw during the ghetto round-up; entering the ghetto on December 24, 1941; conditions in the ghetto and getting typhoid fever; working in a children’s house in the ghetto; her political struggles in the ghetto; her deportations to Majdanek, Ravensbrück, and Sachsenhausen; her liberation by Russian soldiers; finding her family after the war; how experiences during the Holocaust have affected her life since the war; and her move to Israel in 1960.

Interviewee
Kaziemira Bergman
Date
1997 December 18  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
48 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-07-11 15:49:17
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