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Oral history interview with Hannah Kalman

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

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Hannah Kalman (née Hannah Finer Kalmanowicz), born in 1912 in Opoczno, Poland and describes her family; moving to Lodz, 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 Lodz 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 Lodz 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.

Interviewee
Hannah Kalman
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1999 May 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-05-09 09:27:00
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