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Oral history interview with Frances Davis

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0348

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Frances Davis (née Przygorska), born on November 12, 1918 in Lódz, Poland, describes growing up there; how the Jews were captured and pushed into the Lódz 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.

Interviewee
Frances Davis
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1995 August 03  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
7 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection