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Oral history interview with Tamar Goldshmidt

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.348 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0348

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

Tamar Goldshmidt, born in 1933 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia), discusses being one of three children in an affluent family; vacations skiing and in Vienna; her brother's bar mitzvah in Piešt̕any; his immigration to Palestine shortly thereafter; attending a Jewish school; deportation to Žilina with her family in 1942; an influential uncle bribing the commander to release them; returning to Bratislava; hiding in a vineyard outside the city with assistance from her uncle; returning a few weeks later; hiding in an apartment owned by her father's friend; her older sister moving to live with a non-Jewish family in 1944; obtaining false papers; hiding in a factory during German searches; capture; deportation with her parents to Sered; separation from her father when they were transferred to Theresienstadt a few weeks later; forced agricultural labor; attending school; observing a Red Cross visit; liberation by Soviet troops; she and her mother traveling to Prague, Brno, then Bratislava; reunion with her sister and father; joining Maccabi; immigrating to Israel with her youth group in 1949; her family joining her shortly thereafter; marriage; and the births of her two daughters.

Interviewee
Tamar Goldshmidt
Date
1998 May 28  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 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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