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Oral history interview with Bluma Goldberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.10 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0010

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Bluma Goldberg, born in 1926 in southeastern Poland, discusses her four sisters and brother; hearing about Hitler in 1937-1938; the German invasion in 1939 and the burning of their town, including her family home; living with her uncle until 1942; the roundups in 1942 and hiding in the woods with her older sister (Cela Miller RG-50.166*0024); the death of her mother and two younger sisters in concentration camps; working for two years in an ammunition factory with her sister in Kielce, Poland; working in a factory near Czestochowa, Poland; feeling that the presence of her sister is the reason she survived; being transferred to Bergen-Belsen in Germany and the terrible conditions there; being selected to go to Burgau, where she and her sister worked in an airplane factory; being sent to Turkheim; contracting typhus; being liberated in April 1945; being sent to a catholic hospital in Bavaria, where she stayed for 10 weeks; getting married in 1946; living in Landsberg, Germany until 1949; going to the United States and settlings in Columbia, SC; her life in the US; and her belief that people are stronger than they can imagine.

Interviewee
Bluma Goldberg
Date
1991 August 08  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videotape reel (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
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