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Oral history interview with Janet Applefield

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1271.3 | RG Number: RG-50.119.0003

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    Oral history interview with Janet Applefield


    Interview Summary
    Janet Applefield, born Gustava Singer in June 1935 in Kraków, Poland, discusses her family; being sent with her mother to Wadowice, Poland when the war began; her father joining them and moving to Vynnyky, Ukraine, where they lived for several months; her family returning to the Nowy Targ ghetto; leaving the ghetto with her parents and going to Niepolomice, Poland; how her parents decided to give her away to a half Polish, half German woman; her parents deportation the next day; staying with a cousin under the name Christina Antoskevitch; her cousin’s arrest by Nazis during a raid; not know what had happened to her cousin; a soldier refusing to help her; how a Polish woman took care of her for several weeks and then sent her to her family’s farm; staying on the farm; returning to another cousin after the war; being treated in a home in Zakopane, Poland for jaundice; reuniting with her father; immigrating with her father to the United States on March 25, 1947; and marrying and having three children.
    Janet Applefield
    interview:  1983 April 13

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Applefield, Janet, 1935-

    Administrative Notes

    The American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors conducted the interview with Janet Applefield on April 13, 1983, in Washington, D.C., during the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors Conference. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. received the tape of the interview in 1989. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tape by transfer in February 1995.
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