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Oral history interview with Regina Laks Gelb

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0057 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0013

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    Oral history interview with Regina Laks Gelb


    Interview Summary
    Regina Laks Gelb, born on December 26, 1929 in Starachowice, Poland, discusses her two surviving sisters Anna Laks Wilson and Rosalie Kristina Lehrman; her attachment to her maternal grandmother Sara Tannenblume, who perished in Treblinka with all other maternal relatives; the series of camps she was sent to beginning in October 1942 and including Shellneetsa, Afectencomer, Ravensbrück, and Radsoff, from which she escaped during a forced march; her move to a displaced persons camp in Berlin, Germany with her sister and brother-in-law; her arrival in New York City, where she attended high school and some college until moving to Bloomington, Indiana to teach at the language school at Indiana University; eventually completing her undergraduate degree; her marriage to Victor Gelb and birth of two sons Harry and Paul; her career as interpreter/translator, including her service to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum when the Polish archives were released; her strong belief that family and health are the keys to survival; her lifelong attachment to learning and academics; and the importance of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a combination resource center, educational center, and museum.
    Ms. Regina L. Gelb
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  1998 March 18
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    8 sound cassettes (74 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gelb, Regina Laks, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    Regine Beyer, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Regina Laks Gelb on March 18, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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