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Oral history interview with Fela Warschau

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0303

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.


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Interviewee
Fela Warschau
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
interview:  1995 February 09
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:27
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