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Oral history interview with Hannah Kalman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0147 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0118

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    Oral history interview with Hannah Kalman


    Interview Summary
    Hannah Kalman (née Hannah Finer Kalmanowicz), born in 1912 in Opoczno, Poland and describes her family; moving to Łódź, Poland when she was 12 and joining a Zionist organization; meeting her husband in the Zionist organization and getting married in 1937; moving into the Łódź ghetto in 1939; living with her son, sister, and nephew in a small room with bad conditions; being deported with her family on one of the last transports out of the Łódź ghetto; never seeing her son and nephew again after their arrival at Auschwitz; her transport to Waldeslust, Germany, where she did hard labor; going on a death march to Bergen-Belsen; conditions in the camp; being liberated with her sister on April 15, 1945; the death of her sister two months after liberation; traveling around Poland looking for relatives; reuniting with her husband later in Poland; moving to Germany and having a son; immigrating to the United States; settling in Scranton, Pennsylvania; having a daughter; and living in Israel for a short time but ultimately settling in the United States for medical treatment.
    Hannah Kalman
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1999 May 20
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kalman, Hannah, 1912-

    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Hannah Kalman on May 20, 1999 in Rockville, MD.
    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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