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Oral history interview with Guta Blass Weintraub

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1990.441.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0250

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    Oral history interview with Guta Blass Weintraub


    Interview Summary
    Guta Blass Weintraub, born on January 22, 1924 in Łódź, Poland, describes her childhood and family; her experiences with antisemitism in her youth; attending a private, Jewish, all-girls high school until the German invasion in September 1939; moving from Łódź to Wierzbnik-Starachowice in December 1939 because of fears about what the Germans had planned; the formation of a ghetto and having to share a home with at least one other family; meeting her future husband when he came to her home in the ghetto asking for her father to make him a suit with special pockets; being rounded up in the ghetto’s marketplace and sent to labor camps; managing to smuggle out some pictures with her as she, her mother, and her father were taken to a woodworking camp; surviving several shootings and experiencing starvation; her deportation to Auschwitz in 1942 and staying there until 1944, when she was transferred to Ravensbrück; her liberation by the Swedish Red Cross; and traveling to Sweden to recover.
    Guta B. Weintraub
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 January 04
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

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    Oral histories.
    3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Guta Blass Weintraub on January 4, 1990. This interview is one of 51 oral histories included in the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance.
    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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