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Oral history interview with Ala Sztajnert

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.83 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0083

Ala Sztajnert, born in 1915 in Jabna in Eastern Galicia (now in Ukraine), describes her family and childhood; her antisemitic father and not getting along with him; being told by her father to not shop at Jewish-owned business but going anyway; receiving nurses training at a Jewish-owned private clinic in Lvov (L'viv, Ukraine); the Russian invasion of her town in 1940; working in a bakery and sending packages to a Jewish family in the Warsaw Ghetto; working at a restaurant and sneaking food out for some Jews; converting to Judaism after the war; assisting a Jewish family hide and get food; the lack of awareness about what was happening to the Jews; registering in the Jewish community in Łódź, Poland after the war and a pogrom in Łódź, during which she received a death threat; and spending two years in Italy and Cyprus before arriving in Israel in 1948.


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Interviewee
Ala Sztajnert
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
interview:  1987 July 05
Language
English
French
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:49
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