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Oral history interview with Estelle Klipp

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0346

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    Oral history interview with Estelle Klipp

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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.
    Interviewee
    Estelle Klipp
    Interviewer
    Randy M. Goldman
    Date
    interview:  1995 July 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Genre/Form
    Oral histories.
    Extent
    6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Klipp, Estelle, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Estelle Klipp on March 13, 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:02:14
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