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Oral history interview with Frances Davis

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0348

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    Oral history interview with Frances Davis


    Interview Summary
    Frances Davis (née Przygorska), born on November 12, 1918 in Łódź, Poland, describes growing up there; how the Jews were captured and pushed into the Łódź ghetto by January 1940; having to wear the Jewish star and being cold and hungry while in the ghetto; seeing all of her family, except her little brother, die in the ghetto; her deportation to Auschwitz and being separated from her brother on the cattle cars; staying in Auschwitz for two weeks until she was sent to the Hainichen labor camp, a sub-camp of Flossenbürg, where she stayed from August 1944 until March 1945; working in an ammunition factory as a welder; being marched to Theresienstadt in March 1945; her liberation by the Russians on May 8, 1945; leaving the camp in July 1945 and going to the Landsberg am Lech displaced persons camp, where she met her future husband, David Davis; marrying David in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp in 1947; and immigrating to the United States.
    Frances Davis
    Randy M. Goldman
    interview:  1995 August 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    7 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Davis, Frances, 1918-

    Administrative Notes

    Randy M. Goldman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Frances Davis on August 3, 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.
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