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Oral history interview with Pepa Gold

Oral History | Accession Number: 1993.A.0088.4 | RG Number: RG-50.002.0004

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Pepa Gold, born in 1924, discusses her childhood in Buczacz, Poland (Buchach, Ukraine); recollections of occupation by the Russians in 1939 and occupation by the Germans from June 1941 until March 1944; memories of life under Russian occupation; her memories of living under German occupation; her memory of a two-day "Aktion" in February 1942 after which 1,000 people were taken away and typhus was introduced; her time hiding in several Polish homes; her escape from detection by Germans by hiding in abandoned Jewish home in February 1944; her liberation by Russian soldiers on March 24,1944; her return to Buczacz after liberation; her move to the Russian side of the front; her move to the Russian-Polish border where she lived for three months; her return to Buczacz in July 1944; her move to Kraków, Poland, in July 1945; her time in Breslau, Germany (Wrocław, Poland), with two of her brothers from July 1945 until May 1946; her recollection of the confiscation of her father's candy factory by Germans to sew soldiers' caps; her time in Berlin, Germany, from 1946 to 1948; her memories of support by United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration; her life in Munich, Germany from 1948 to 1951; her move to the United States in 1951; and her life in the US after 1951.

Interviewee
Pepa Gold
Date
1987 March 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University
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