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Oral history interview with Frida Wallenstein

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

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.

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Frida A. Wallenstein
Arwin Donohue
interview:  1999 June 25
Oral histories.
4 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:50
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