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Oral history interview with Avraham Bomba

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0033

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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
1990 September 18  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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