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Oral history interview with Malka Nomberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.331 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0331

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

Malka Nomberg (née Weissrosen), born in 1930 in Sandomierz, Poland, describes growing up in a wealthy and prominent family in her community; the German invasion of her town and her family’s decision to hide in their cellars; the Germans discovering their hiding place; the transport of her entire family except for herself and her mother, who remained in hiding; she and her mother being discovered and sent to work at a local high school turned labor camp; being transported to Starczewice, Poland to a weapons factory until 1942; being deported to Auschwitz in 1944; living in Birkenau and meeting her sister there; her transfer to Ravensbrück; the march to Malchow and the Germans fleeing from the oncoming Soviets during the march; witnessing the plunder and raping of a town by the Russians; returning to her hometown with her sister; and sailing from Hamburg, Germany to Palestine where she married and had children.

Interviewee
Ms. Malka Nomberg
Date
1998 January 15  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 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: 2018-03-14 09:15:55
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