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Oral history interview with Ava Dorfman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0317

Ava Dorfman, born on April 30, 1920 in Kraków, Poland, describes her parents and childhood; being raised in Vienna, Austria and then later moving to Lwów, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine); marrying a young man she barely knew in early 1939 but never seeing him again after the war started in September 1939; the Soviet occupation of Lwów until 1941; entering the Lwów ghetto in November 1941 and remaining there until she was sent to the Janowski concentration camp near Lwów in 1943; escaping the camp and eventually reaching Kraków, where she worked under the false identity, Ava Stephanie Rutkofska, until her liberation in 1945; and immigrating to the United States, where she met her current husband.


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Interviewee
Ava Dorfman
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
interview:  1995 April 10
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 11:26:21
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