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Oral history interview with Dina Webb

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.53 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0053

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Dina Webb (née Bachrach), born May 1932 in Warsaw, Poland, discuss her parents, Hesch and Anka Bachrach; her father who was a printer and active Bundist; attending a Yiddish kindergarten and the secular school; her father fleeing to Lithuania in September 1939; the immigration of her uncle to Chile; staying in Warsaw with her mother and her mother’s family; passing as Aryans; fleeing to Russian-occupied Poland; staying with relatives in Bialystok, Poland; going to Lida, Belarus; going to Vilna (Vilnius, Lithuania); being treated in a hospital after suffering from frostbite in her toes; her father getting visas to Japan from Chiune Sugihara; taking the Trans-Siberian railway to Vladivostok, Russia; taking a ship in 1941 to Japan; staying in Japan for 10 months; being deported to Shanghai, China, where they stayed until the end of 1946; attending the Freysinger School, the Kadoorie School, and the Shanghai Jewish School; having to move to a ghetto after Pearl Harbor was bombed in December 1941; immigrating to Australia after the war; settling in Melbourne; and their lives in Australia.

Interviewee
Dina Webb
Date
1996 May 07  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..