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Oral history interview with Felicia Brenner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1989.346.7 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0007

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    Oral history interview with Felicia Brenner


    Interview Summary
    Felicia Brenner, born on June 18, 1925 in Łódź, Poland, describes her comfortable and happy early life; her six siblings and parents; her education; being 14 years old when the war began; experiencing antisemitism; moving to the ghetto and life there; the dispersal of her family; Passover dinner in the ghetto; work in the ghetto; contracting typhus; the deportation of her younger brother; being deported to Auschwitz; being separated from her mother; being moved to Bergen-Belsen after two weeks; living in tents in the woods; people eating corpses to survive; being sent to a work camp Salzwedel; the female SS guards and being abused by one of them; being liberated by American troops; being in a hospital for displaced persons; finding about the fate of her family through the Red Cross; and the influence her Holocaust experience has had on her outlook.
    Felicia Brenner
    interview:  1985 November 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Brenner, Felicia, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois (now Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center) conducted the interview with Felicia Brenner on November 24, 1985. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch received the tape of the interview from the Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois on December 12, 1989.
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