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Oral history interview with Anka Rochman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.198 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0198

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

Anka Rochman, born in Warsaw, Poland, discusses pre-war antisemitism; getting married in 1938; the beginning of war in 1939; life in the Warsaw ghetto; food shortages in the ghetto; her husband and a friend building two attached bunkers; hiding with 21 others during round-ups; hiding with her husband, his brother and sister, and others during the ghetto uprising; working in a battery factory in the Warsaw ghetto; a visit by Mordechai Anilevitch; the structure of bunkers and food storage in the Warsaw ghetto in January 1943; some leaving after the larger bunker was destroyed; using drains to obtain food from Poles; her husband negotiating with Poles who killed him; staying with her brother-in-law and sister-in-law in the drains for three more days; exiting to the house of a Pole who helped them; and the Polish uprising; and how she hid in the bunker for nine months and only she and her sister-in-law survived the war.

Interviewee
Anka Rochman
Date
1994 February 10  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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