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Oral history interview with Floris Gryfenberg Kalman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.10 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0010

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

Floris Gryfenberg Kalman, born in Brussels, Belgium, describes her Polish parents who had immigrated in 1929; fleeing to France in May 1940; her father being inducted in the Polish Army in France; being sent back to Belgium with her mother and younger sister by the Germans in late 1940; living fairly normally until the summer of 1942 when the deportations started; her experiences as a hidden child, which she still feels the effects; her relationship with her parents deteriorating and feeling abandoned by them; her family surviving the war and immigrating to Australia in 1949; finishing high school and earning a university degree; returning to the Jewish religion through her children despite the protests of her parents who were of Bundist conviction; her involvement with her children and grandchildren; and how her newly found faith has made her a happier person.

Interviewee
Floris G. Kalman
Interviewer
Geri Kras
Date
1995 November 30  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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