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Oral history interview with Zina Schulz Baum

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0018

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Zina Schulz Baum (née Gardbein), born in Makow Mazowiecki , Poland on May 1, 1928, describes her family and childhood; fearing the brutal treatment of Jews by Germans in Poland when she was a young girl and traveling east to Łomza, Poland with her brother to be closer to the Russian border and to reunite with her father; moving to Lakhva, Belarus with her father and brother and then going into its ghetto when the Germans formed it in 1942; her father’s participation in the ghetto’s Jewish Council, which decided that the Jews should burn the ghetto and attempt to escape; fleeing to the woods with her brother and her father and spending three years hiding, during which she received protection from Russian partisans; separating from her father and brother during her last year of hiding but reuniting with them just weeks before liberation; traveling to Lodz, Poland with her family after her liberation; marrying a Jewish soldier who had fought with the Russian and Polish Armies; taking shelter in a UNRRA displaced persons camp in Germany after the war and giving birth to a son; immigrating to Montreal, Canada on November 16, 1948; and remarrying another Holocaust survivor in the late 1980s after her first husband had passed away.

Interviewee
Zina S. Baum
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1994 July 05  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection