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Oral history interview with Frida Wallenstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0156 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0049

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    Oral history interview with Frida Wallenstein


    Interview Summary
    Frida Wallenstein, born September 14, 1926 in Solotvyno, Czechoslovakia (Ukraine), discusses her pre-war family life; moving from Czechoslovakia to Belgium; daily life after the war started; going into hiding; becoming a maid for a family in Liège; the arrest of her family by the Gestapo; the deaths of her mother and sisters in Auschwitz; traveling to Brussels, Belgium to hide with the Friedman family; post-war life in Liège; immigrating to the United States; her post-war family; her views on religion; living in Cleveland, OH; meeting her husband and getting married; becoming an American citizen; working in a factory; having children; the death of her father; working as a secretary to the professor of neuropathology at Western Reserve University; going to Israel and staying on a kibbutz; giving an oral testimony at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; going back to Belgium; and traveling throughout Europe.
    Frida A. Wallenstein
    Arwin Donohue
    interview:  1999 June 25
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Arwin Donohue, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Frida Wallenstein on June 25, 1999.
    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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