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Oral history interview with Frima L.

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0267 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0030

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Frima L., born in 1936, discusses her pre-war family life and growing up in Proskuriv (Khmel'nyts'kyi), Ukraine; her life in hiding; reuniting with her mother and sister; her anger towards her father for not escaping; surviving on a Christian family’s farm; being liberated by the Russians; going back to Proskuriv; finding her brother; traveling to Germany and staying in a displaced persons camp; daily life in Schlüpfing and then Vollstedt, Germany; her feelings about Germany; staying in Paris, France; traveling to Havana, Cuba; her life in Cuba; immigrating to the United States; going to school at Yeshiva in New York; going back to visit Cuba; meeting her husband and getting married; her feelings about how the Holocaust took away her childhood; starting a family; her views on religion and world politics; her thoughts on Franklin Roosevelt and Japanese internment camps; how her experiences during the Holocaust affected her and her mother differently; her reasons for writing a book about her experiences; her feelings on the Korean War and U.S. politics; Israel and its history; her job helping children; and how the Holocaust made her who she is today.

Interviewee
Ms. Frima L.
Interviewer
Ginger Miles
Date
1998 November 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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