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Oral history interview with Rachel Bielicka Gurdus and Sulamif Shreyber Zhabinska

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0184 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0401

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Rachel Bielicka Gurdus and Sulamif Shreyber Zhabinskaya discuss first meeting each other through family connections in the Vilnius ghetto; Rachel living with her boyfriend’s family; Sulamif’s family’s adoption of Rachel; staying together when they were forced into wagons leaving the ghetto; helping each other to survive the war; Sulamif becoming extremely ill after the war and Rachel taking care of her; Sulamif meeting her future husband, an army officer, during her liberation; keeping up a relationship between themselves and their families; not sharing much with their families about their experiences; and the “accidental” survival of all Holocaust survivors.

Interviewee
Sulamif S. Zhabinskaya
Rachel B. Gurdus
Interviewer
Katie Davis
Date
1999 August 17  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:16:04
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