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Oral history interview with Rachel Goldfarb

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0417 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0066

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    Oral history interview with Rachel Goldfarb


    Interview Summary
    Rachel Goldfarb, born December 2, 1930 in Poland (now Dokshytsy, Belarus), discusses her life following her liberation by the Russians and her time living in the forests near Bialystok, Poland with her mother; working and living on Russian trains; traveling to Prussia to find shelter provided by various Jewish organizations and the Red Cross; traveling to Italy’s southern coast; attempting to board a ship to Palestine but being blockaded by British authorities; eventually getting to New York City in November 1947 after two and a half years in Italy; visiting Washington, DC after graduation from high school; taking a job with the District Court; attending George Washington University at night; meeting her husband, also a Holocaust survivor, and marrying in 1952; raising two children, both of whom are architects; finally visiting Israel; her good life in the United States; and her advice about valuing what you have in life.
    Rachel M. Goldfarb
    Margaret Garrett
    interview:  1997 May 20
    creation: Silver Spring (Md.)

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    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Margaret Garrett, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on May 20, 1997, in Silver Spring, Md. The interview was transferred to the Museum's Archives on May 20, 1997.
    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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