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Oral history interview with Carolina Knoch Taitz

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0231

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Carolina Taitz (née Knoch), born on February 24, 1929 in Riga, Latvia, describes growing up in the countryside on a small farm; living in peace until the Soviet occupation of Latvia in 1941; moving into the Riga ghetto with her sister and mother in 1942 when the Germans invaded Latvia; being saved from an Aktion and given shelter by a Russian priest; remaining hidden in the priest’s cellar for two years and eight months; the priest disguising himself as a Jew by wearing a yellow Star of David and sneaking in and out of the ghetto to exchange letters between herself and her sister and mother; her liberation in 1945 when the Soviet Union seized the Baltic nations of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia; and immigrating to the United States in 1967.

Interviewee
Ms. Carolina Taitz
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
1990 November 13  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:10:12
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