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Oral history interview with Maria Devinki

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

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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.

Interviewee
Maria Devinki
Interviewer
Margaret Gonglewski
Date
1994 October 18  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:38:27
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