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Oral history interview with Maria Devinki

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0432 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0002

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    Oral history interview with Maria Devinki


    Interview Summary
    Maria Devinki, born June 1, 1920 in Hannover, Germany, discusses her family’s move to central Poland; her parents’ successful business there; the Nazi invasion of Poland; how Jews were forced to live in a ghetto; having to give up her large house; her father’s deportation to Treblinka where he perished; marrying her fiancé and being hidden with family members by a Polish farmer in small underground space; traveling with her husband to Regensburg, Germany to wait for U.S. visas; and settling in Kansas City, MO.
    Maria Devinki
    Margaret Gonglewski
    interview:  1994 October 18
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

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    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Gonglewski, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on October 18, 1994 in Washington, DC. The interview was transferred to the Archives on February 5, 1995.
    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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