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Oral history interview with Guta Blass Weintraub

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0304 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0060

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    Oral history interview with Guta Blass Weintraub


    Interview Summary
    Guta Blass Weintraub discusses her pre-war family life in Łódź, Poland; moving into a ghetto; establishing a kindergarten in the ghetto; being sent to a work camp; attacking a Ukrainian guard; her experience during a death march out of Auschwitz; being relocated to Ravensbrück; the death of her mother in Ravensbrück; being liberated through the intervention of the Swedish section of the World Jewish Congress; her religious beliefs; traveling to Berlin, Germany; being reunited with her husband and getting married; immigrating to the United States; living in Charleston, SC; her large family; antisemitism and racial segregation in the United States; talking about her Holocaust experiences to school children; going to Israel; testifying in Germany against Holocaust perpetrators; going back to Poland and visiting Auschwitz; how the memory of her experiences during the Holocaust affects her daily life; moving to Rockfeld, SC; and her patriotic feelings towards America.
    Guta B. Weintraub
    Dan Collison
    interview:  1999 August 18
    creation: Rockville (Md.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Weintraub, Guta, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Dan Collison, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Guta Blass Weintraub on August 18, 1999 in Rockville, MD.
    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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