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Oral history interview with Hannah Kalman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.88 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0133

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    Oral history interview with Hannah Kalman


    Interview Summary
    Chana Kalman, born on January 20, 1912 in Opoczno, Poland, describes her family and childhood; her experiences with antisemitism; moving to Łódź, Poland when she was eighteen years old; participating in a Zionist organization with several other young people; working during the day and attending a Hebrew school at night; getting married shortly before the death of her father in 1937; giving birth to a child on January 25, 1939; moving into the Łódź ghetto in 1940 and struggling to find food for herself and her son; the liquidation of the ghetto in August 1944; her deportation to Auschwitz with her sister and being forced around by SS men; her transfer to Bergen-Belsen shortly before her liberation; finding out about the death of her husband and child; getting remarried in 1946 and having a son and a daughter; remaining in Germany as a displaced person until 1950, when she immigrated to the United States; settling in Scranton, Pennsylvania; spending some time in Israel once her children had grown up; and her reflections on life in the United States.
    Hannah Kalman
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1992 November 23
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kalman, Hannah, 1912-

    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, conducted the interview with Hannah Kalman on November 23, 1992 in Rockville, Md.
    Funding Note
    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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