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Oral history interview with Zina Schulz Baum

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0018

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 Łódź, 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.

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Zina S. Baum
Randy M. Goldman
interview:  1994 July 05
Oral histories.
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection