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Oral history interview with Edwarda Rorat

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0319
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Edwarda Rorat, born in March, 1935 in Warsaw, Poland, describes her childhood before the war; fleeing with her family to the small village of Olszanka, Poland after the bombing of Warsaw in 1939; the murder of her parents by Nazis but escaping with her sister; being sheltered by a wealthy farmer in the village but being abused by he and his wife until she was too sick to work on the farm; being taken in by the Rorats and attending Catholic school in the village; later attending school in Lublin, Poland and going on to university studies in medicine in Szczecin, Poland; becoming a doctor and getting married; and immigrating to the United States after the Cold War.

Interviewee
Edwarda K. Rorat
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 April 15  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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