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Oral history interview with Rita Kerner Hilton

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0002

Rita Kerner Hilton, born on July 22, 1926 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses her family and childhood; moving to Pabianice, Poland as a young child and experiencing antisemitism in school; moving into the Pabianice ghetto after the German occupation; her mother's work as a dentist; her transfer to the Łódź ghetto and recollections of Chaim Rumkowski; her transport to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her mother and grandmother; her and her mother's transfer to Bergen-Belsen, where they participated in medical services along with Hadassah Bimko and others; her memories of severe outbreaks of disease; the Red Cross inspection of Bergen-Belsen; the liberation of Bergen-Belsen by the British in April 1945; the various relief efforts conducted in the camp after liberation; providing medical service with her mother to the Swedish government after World War II; her experiences with antisemitism in Poland after World War II; and immigrating with her mother to the United States in May 1946.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Ms. Rita Hilton
interview:  1994 August 10
Oral histories.
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:46:09
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