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Oral history interview with Cela Miller

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1263.24 | RG Number: RG-50.166.0024

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

Cela Miller (née Tyszgarten), born in 1923 in Pińczów, Poland, describes her five siblings; her father’s leather business; not experiencing much antisemitism; the German invasion in 1939; the looting of their homes; her family living with her uncle from 1939 to 1942; the roundups and deportations; the requirement for Jews to wear a Star of David on their sleeves; hiding with her sister (Bluma Goldberg RG-50.166*0010) in the woods; surviving in the woods; going to live with an uncle in Chmielnik, Poland; being sent with her sister to camp HASAG (Kielce); working in an ammunition factory; conditions in the camp; being sent to camp Czestochowa; being transferred to Bergen-Belsen; the typhus epidemic in the camp; being selected to go to Burgau, where she and her sister worked in an airplane factory; taking care of her sister when she fell ill; being liberated by American troops; being taken to a hospital; being sent to a displaced persons camp; attending an ORT school; getting married in 1946; immigrating to the United States in 1949; and her life in South Carolina.

Interviewee
Cela Miller
Date
1991 August 22  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videotape reels (1" Type C) : sound, color ; 1 in..
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