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Oral history interview with Vladka Meed

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0153
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Vladka Meed, born in Warsaw, Poland, describes growing up in a lower middle class family; attending a Yiddish secular school supported by the Democratic Socialist Movement; participating in several youth organizations, such as the Bund Youth Movement of Warsaw, and participating in the leadership of these groups; moving into the ghetto onto Leszno 66; working as a courier for the underground movement in the ghetto; the deportation of her mother and brother from the ghetto to Treblinka; being asked by Abrasha Blum to be a courier on the outside of the ghetto to aid the Warsaw uprising; leaving the ghetto on December 5, 1942 and living with a family who also participated in the underground movement; finding a job as a tailor outside of the ghetto; helping to smuggle dynamite into the ghetto with the Jewish Fighters Organization; organized resistance beginning on January 18, 1943; hearing the Warsaw ghetto uprising from the outside of the ghetto and helping some of the fighters inside escape through the sewers; meeting her future husband, Benjamin, during her work with the resistance; the Warsaw Uprising of 1944; her liberation by Russian forces on January 17, 1945; immigrating to the United States on May 24, 1946; and her relationships with other ghetto resistance fighters.

Interviewee
Vladka Meed
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1991 June 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:05:22
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