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Oral history interview with Chana Tencer

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0232

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Chana Tencer, born on March 12, 1930 in Starachowice, Poland, describes the German invasion in 1939; having to wear identifying armbands; moving into the ghetto in 1940 and living with two other families; managing to receive private schooling with her sister in the ghetto; seeing people killed by the German soldiers in front of her; her deportation to a labor camp, where she worked in the kitchen peeling potatoes; her transfer to Auschwitz and staying with her mother and sister; the death of her mother, sister, and father in the camps; and deciding to keep her tattoo as a way to honor her family.

Chana Tencer
1991 September 30  (interview)
Oral histories.
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:10:15
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