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Oral history interview with Avraham Bomba

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0033

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    Oral history interview with Avraham Bomba

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Avraham Bomba, born in Bytom, Poland and describes his family and childhood; moving to Czestochowa, Poland as a young child and participating in its religious community; not having enough money to get married and dating a girl for seven years until they had enough money and married in 1940; going into the Czestochowa ghetto in May 1941 and his wife having a son on September 31, 1942, which was twenty days before a major liquidation in Czestochowa; his deportation by train to Treblinka, where he was forced to cut off the hair of incoming women; escaping with some friends from Treblinka in January 1943 and hiding for a few days in a stable until they could find a train to Czestochowa; returning to the Czestochowa ghetto, where he worked as a barber and met his second wife; his liberation by Russian forces; his memories of Treblinka; and immigrating to the United States with his second wife in 1951.
    Interviewee
    Avraham Bomba
    Interviewer
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    Date
    interview:  1990 September 18
    Geography
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview can not be used for sale in the Museum Shop.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bomba, Avraham, 1913-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Avraham Bomba on August 28, 1990 in Washington, DC.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-11-16 08:00:22
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