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Oral history interview with Ludmila Page

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.345.46 | RG Number: RG-50.005.0046

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Ludmilla Page, born in July of 1920 in Kishinev, Romania (Chisinau, Moldova), describes her life growing up in Poland; how her parents practiced medicine in Poland and inspired her to also pursue a medical career; the death of her father when she was 14 years old; the German occupation of Vienna, Austria when she was studying medicine at the University of Vienna; the arrest of her mother in November 1939; being taken to Krakow, Poland with her mother, 3,000 Poles, and 1,700 Jews; the formation of the Krakow Ghetto in March 1941 and her work in a factory; her mother’s transfer to Warsaw, Poland, where she worked as a doctor; being sent to the Plaszow concentration camp and never seeing her mother again; working in the factory run by Schindler during the day at the camp; her husband working as welder; being sent with all of the other factory workers to Birkenau, where she spent three weeks; returning to Schindler’s factory where he gave them guns to defend themselves against the Germans; her and her husband’s liberation on May 8, 1945; living in Germany from December 1945 to 1947; and immigrating to New York, NY where she and her husband had one daughter.

Interviewee
Ludmilla Page
Date
1984 October 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the University of California, Los Angeles
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