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Oral history interview with Anne Herzog Resnik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0528 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0448

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Anne Herzog Resnik, born in 1939 in Hindenburg, Germany (Zabrze, Poland), discusses her father's persecution as a journalist and the family's escape to eastern Poland; early memories of antisemitism; how normal daily routines were disrupted by anti-Jewish restrictions; the first "aktion" that took place in their town and her parents' and her survival in hiding; her brother's deportation; the liquidation of their town and their transport to a ghetto in Buchach, Poland (Ukraine); her father hearing of an impending "aktion" and leading others in the ghetto to build a bunker as a hiding place; being discovered in the bunker by the Germans but managing to escape arrest; her escape from the ghetto with the help of a family friend; being hidden in a barn by a Polish farmer; her narrow escape from a house search and her move into her parents' hiding place; having to move to a new hiding place with another farmer and being liberated by Soviet forces; their difficult journey back to their hometown; finding their house destroyed and then spending time in a hospital recuperating from illness; becoming established in the town once again; continuing antisemitism in Poland; moving to Austria and living in a Jewish community; pursuing her education; enrolling in the University of Munich; and immigrating to the United States.

Interviewee
Anne H. Resnik
Interviewer
Amy Rubin
Date
1996 November 25  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (74 min.).