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Oral history interview with Guta Goldstein

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.26 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0026

Guta Goldstein (née Koppel), born in Łódź, Poland in 1930, describes her father, who was a textile merchant and came from a large Orthodox family; being only ten years old when the Łódź ghetto was established; her escape from a “children’s camp” during one of the Aktions; the Judenrat chief, Chaim Rumkowski, urging parents to give up their small children; being deported with her mother to Auschwitz concentration camp in August of 1944; their arrival and her first impressions of the camp; still looking like a young child, but surviving several selections; being taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany in November of 1944; being taken to Mehltheuer, a subcamp of Flossenbürg concentration camp in Germany, where she worked as a chambermaid for German officers; being liberated on April 16, 1945 by the United States Army; and immigrating to Australia in 1949.

Guta Goldstein
Rita Lapidus
interview:  1996 January 21
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2023-05-12 13:52:58
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