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Oral history interview with Miriam Farcus Ingber

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0098

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Miriam Farcus Ingber, born in Tereza, Czechoslovakia on July 24, 1931, describes growing up as one of ten children; her family being forced into the ghetto in 1940 but remaining out of it because she had pneumonia; her mother paying a woman to hide them from the Germans but being discovered and taken to a different ghetto than the rest of her family; remaining in the ghetto for six weeks and then being deported to Auschwitz for three months and then to Stutthof, where she and her mother were put into forced labor; going on a death march with about 5,000 other women and undergoing medical experiments; escaping from the march and hiding in a barn, where her mother perished; remaining for eight months in the barn until she was liberated; taking a train through Romania, Prague, and Budapest until she arrived at a displaced persons camp in Germany, where she found one of her brothers, who was her only sibling to survive; marrying Saul Ingber in the displaced persons camp in 1946; getting pregnant and having difficulty during labor; immigrating to Palestine nine months after having her son; and immigrating with her family to Washington, DC in 1957.

Interviewee
Mrs. Miriam F. Ingber
Interviewer
Maron Ostchega
Date
1990 October 30  (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
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