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Oral history interview with Helena Blass

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.92 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0092

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    Oral history interview with Helena Blass


    Interview Summary
    Helena Bronislawa Blass, born March 28, 1921 in Bochnia, Poland, describes her parents and three siblings; being in Sosnowiec, Poland when the war began in 1939; being taken to work for the Germans in 1939; her father and brother being taken away in 1940; working with her mother and sister in 1941 for the Germans; being taken to the ghetto; being taken April 14, 1943 to Hirschberg concentration camp; being sent in August 1943 to Bolkenheim (Bolkenhain) concentration camp; working in a textile factory; being sent on a death march in January 1945; being liberated May 9, 1945; going to Landsberg, Germany in September 1945; going to France in 1947; going to Israel in 1947; moving to Italy then Australia in 1956; and her marriage and two children.
    Helena Blass
    Phillip Maisel
    interview:  1996 August 20

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Blass, Helena, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on August 20, 1996, in Melbourne, Australia. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview as an accretion to its July 1996 collection purchase.
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