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Oral history interview with Chaia Goldboum

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.339 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0339

Chaia Goldbaum, born in 1933 in Krasnik, Poland, describes being the third of five children in a middle-class family; the war breaking out and her family hiding in their cellar; her father bribing the Gestapo via the Judenrat; Aktions in the ghetto; being discovered in their hiding place but saved from going to the ghetto thanks to a former Gentile nanny that had helped them find homes in which to hide; the Budzyn camp, where her brother and uncles were located and where she worked in the kitchen; being moved to camp K.L.; being protected by her uncles and conditions in the camp; being transferred to Majdanek by truck with her brother and uncles; working in the laundry facility and in berry fields; leaving Majdanek as the Russians approached; being liberated; the children’s houses in Lublin, Poland; experiencing antisemitism from teachers and others; moving to the Polish-German border with an uncle; going to Prague, Berlin, and Bergen-Belsen; immigrating to Palestine and living on a kibbutz before she joined the Israeli Army; and living with those people in Israel who did not experience the Holocaust.

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Chaia Goldboum
interview:  1998 March 25
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:57
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