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Oral history interview with Blanka Rothschild

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0281

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Blanka Rothschild, born on August 19, 1922 in Lódz, Poland, describes her childhood; the establishment of a curfew by the German occupation forces after 1939; having to wear a yellow star; entering the Lódz ghetto, where she worked in a kitchen and in a hospital; her deportation in November 1944 to Ravensbrück, where she stayed for only a few weeks until her transfer to Wittenberg, Germany; assembling airplanes in a factory in Wittenberg; her liberation and traveling to Lódz and then Berlin, Germany; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Blanka Rothschild
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1994 September 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection