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Oral history interview with Doris Greenberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0228 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0028

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Doris Greenberg, born in Warsaw, Poland in 1930, discusses her family life in pre-war Poland; how her mother was caught and sent to Umschlagplatz; living in the Warsaw ghetto; obtaining Catholic identification papers; how her sister was captured by the Germans; being taken to Ravensbrück and then to Neubrandenburg; being assigned to work for an SS guard’s parents; her liberation by the Russians; traveling to Berlin, Germany; getting arrested in Dresden, Germany by the Russians; searching for family members; visiting an orphanage at Bergen-Belsen; traveling to Kiryat Anavim, Israel on the ship Champalion; her experiences during the War of Independence; getting married; immigrating to the United States; starting a family and living in New York; coping with her memories of the Holocaust; going back to Warsaw for the fiftieth anniversary; experiencing antisemitism in contemporary Poland; and her views on U.S. politics.

Interviewee
Doris F. Greenberg
Interviewer
Melissa Block
Date
1998 November 22  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation