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Oral history interview with Fela Warschau

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0303

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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 Lódz ghetto, where she remained until late summer 1944; the liquidation of the Lódz 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
1995 February 09  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:07
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