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Oral history interview with Irena Kirkland

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0274 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0029

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    Oral history interview with Irena Kirkland


    Interview Summary
    Irena Neumann discusses her childhood in Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); not having a Jewish identity or religious education; evacuating Prague before the Munich Agreement; returning to the city and learning she was Jewish; adapting to restrictions placed on Jews; her feelings about wearing the yellow star; being deported to Theresienstadt with her family; daily life in the camp; contracting encephalitis; being deported to Auschwitz; conditions in camps Auschwitz and Sachsen Chemnitz; returning to Theresienstadt in May 1945; reuniting with her parents; liberation by Russian soldiers; returning to Prague; beginning university; being arrested and released by communists; and immigrating to the United States in 1956.
    Irena Kirkland
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1996 June 26
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on June 26, 1996 in Washington, DC. The interview was transferred to the Archives on June 26, 1996.
    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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