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Oral history interview with Zofia Hockin and Maria Robe

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.23 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0023

Zofia Hockin, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1947, describes her parents, Leon Nadel and Estella Lipshitz, who were both born Jewish but survived the Holocaust by passing as non-Jews; how after the war her parents continued to live in Poland under their assumed identities; how her father was a university professor and her mother worked in Polish radio; not knowing of her Jewish background as a child and discovering it as a teenager when a Jewish boyfriend pointed it out to her; her father being demoted in 1968 during the anti-Jewish campaign and choosing to stay in Poland; struggling with her identity; looking for spiritual meaning in her life; joining a group of second generation holocaust survivors; and being accompanied to the interview by her Aunt Maria Roba, who is Zofia’s only relative who left Poland before the war and never concealed her Jewish background.

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Maria Robe
Zofia Hockin
Maria Robe
interview:  1995 December 30
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:10:21
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