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Oral history interview with Aliva Presman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.67.70 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0070

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    Oral history interview with Aliva Presman


    Interview Summary
    Aliva Presman was born in December 1941 while her parents were hiding in the small town of Koperchinze (possibly Kopychyntsi). She describes her family, including her Jewish mother and Polish father; living in the top room of a nice house with 17 other people; Germans living in the bottom portion of the house during the war; living in Poland until immigrating to Israel in 1957; being fearful of Russians and Poles after the war; her Jewish mother having to bribe an official to get passports; adjusting to life in Israel and forcing herself to go to a kibbutz; joining the Israeli army when she was 18; finding out about her parents were hiding Jews during the war; connecting with other people who now live in Israel and who helped to rescue Jews during the war; her parents’ disgust with religion; and immigrating to England with her sister and son.
    Aliva Presman
    Gay Block
    Malka Drucker
    interview:  1987 November 06

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Presman, Aliva, 1941-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Gay Block
    Gay Block and Malka Drucker produced the interview with Aliva Presman on November 6, 1987 for their book "Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust," Holmes & Meier, 1992, as well as their documentary film "They Risked Their Lives: Rescuers of the Holocaust." The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch received the tapes of the interviews from Malka Drucker and Gay Block in March 1989.
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