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Oral history interview with Cecilie Klein-Pollack

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1998.A.0030 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0012

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    Oral history interview with Cecilie Klein-Pollack


    Interview Summary
    Cecilie Klein-Pollak (née Cecilia Goldensile), born on April 13, 1925, in Yasinna, Czechoslovakia (IAsinia, Ukraine), discusses her experience in Auschwitz and how the Holocaust overwhelmingly changed her outlook on life; meeting her husband while both were working as dental lab technicians in Budapest, Hungary after liberation; arriving in New York City in December 1948 and spending most of the next two years in a sanatorium to recover from TB; her two published books of poems, “Out of the Ashes” and “Poems of the Holocaust” and her published memoirs, “Sentenced to Live”; her three children and her second husband, Isaac Pollak, a survivor of Buchenwald; attending the first reunion of Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem; the ongoing effects of the Holocaust on her emotional well being; how she has never returned to her homeland; and her gratitude for the work of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    Ms. Cecilie Klein-Pollack
    Arwen Donahue
    interview:  1998 February 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    4 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum conducted the oral history interview with Cecilie Klein-Pollack on February 24, 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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