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Oral history interview with Anka Rochman

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

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    Oral history interview with Anka Rochman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Anka Rochman
    interview:  1994 February 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rochman, Anka.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Anka Rochman in Israel on February 10, 1994. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview on March 1, 1995, as an accretion to the original collection of Israel Documentation Project interviews received by transfer in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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