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Oral history interview with Ala Sztajnert

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

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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 Lodz, Poland after the war and a pogrom in Lodz, during which she received a death threat; and spending two years in Italy and Cyprus before arriving in Israel in 1948.

Interviewee
Ala Sztajnert
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 July 05  (interview)
Language
English
French
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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