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Oral history interview with Fela Warschau

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0303

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    Oral history interview with Fela Warschau

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Fela Warschau, born on October 15, 1926 in Ozorków, Poland, describes her town, family, and apprenticeship in the textile trade; the German invasion of Poland in September 1939; the German enforcement of many laws limiting the liberties of Jews; the establishment of a ghetto; her father being forced to work for the Germans because he was a jeweler; the liquidation of the town ghetto in 1942 and its incorporation into the Łódź ghetto, where she remained until late summer 1944; the liquidation of the Łódź ghetto in August 1944 and her family’s deportation to Auschwitz by cattle car; spending a short time at Auschwitz and then being transferred with her sister to Sasel, a sub-camp of Neuengamme; clearing away debris from Allied bombings; being deported to Bergen-Belsen, where she arrived just a short time before it was liberated by the British Army on April 15, 1945; and going to the Feldafing displaced persons camp, where she stayed until she immigrated to the United States in 1951.
    Interviewee
    Fela Warschau
    Interviewer
    Randy M. Goldman
    Date
    interview:  1995 February 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    1 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Warschau, Fela, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Fela Warschau on February 9, 1995.
    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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    2023-11-16 08:01:56
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