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Oral history interview with Ida Henig

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0560 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0055

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Ida Henig (née Markowicz), born in 1924, discusses her family and childhood in Lódź, Poland; Lodz’s Jewish community and economy; not experiencing antisemitism before the war; changing anti-Jewish attitudes when the Germans invaded; fleeing to Częstochowa, Poland; working in the ghetto; not believing stories of mass murder; the Jewish police; liberation by the Soviets in January 1945; going to Germany; coming to the United States in the 1950s; the fates of her family members; and her feelings about the Holocaust and war.

Interviewee
Ida Henig
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Date
1996 November 22  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (74 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:52:27
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