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Oral history interview with Anna Wajcblum Heilman

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0258

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    Oral history interview with Anna Wajcblum Heilman


    Interview Summary
    Anna Wajcblum Heilman, born on December 1, 1928 in Warsaw, Poland, describes growing up as the youngest of three sisters; the German invasion of Poland in 1939 and no longer being allowed to attend Polish school; having to move into the Warsaw ghetto; her family’s escape from the first mass deportation to Treblinka in 1942; finding work on the "Aryan" side of Warsaw with the help of her father's employer; her deportation with her family on May 3, 1943 to Majdanek; her transport to Auschwitz-Birkenau with her sister in September; working with the resistance group that was ultimately responsible for the October 1944 uprising that destroyed Auschwitz crematorium number three; the execution of Anna's sister, Ester Wajcblum, in January 1945; her liberation shortly after the evacuation of Auschwitz; and immigrating to Canada through Belgium after the war.
    Mrs. Anna Heilman
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1994 August 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview may not be used for commercial purposes without prior consultation with Anna Heilman and/or her heirs or assigns.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Heilman, Anna, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Anna Wajcblum Heilman on August 10, 1994. 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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