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Oral history interview with Estelle Klipp

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0346

Estelle Klipp (née Estera Gitla Weingarten), born on January 10, 1922 in Łódź, Poland, describes the German invasion of 1939; her father and brother being taken away for forced labor; living in the Łódź ghetto with her remaining family from April 1940 through August 1944; her deportation to Auschwitz in August 1944 in one of the final transports; spending only a few days in Auschwitz before being sent to Hamburg, Germany, where she stayed in a big hall, endured selection each morning, and was put to work laying railroad tracks; being sent to Sasel, a sub-camp of Neuengamme in Germany, which was located in a forest area; going to work laying foundations for housing; her transfer to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated by the British; going to Hanover after liberation and meeting her future husband David Klipp; moving to Frankfurt with David; and immigrating to the United States in 1950.


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Interviewee
Estelle Klipp
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
interview:  1995 July 24
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:29
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