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Oral history interview with Anna Wajcblum Heilman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0258

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.

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Heilman, Mrs. Anna
Kuzmack, Linda Gordon
interview:  1994 August 10
Oral histories.
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:19:42
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