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Oral history interview with Rachel Goldfarb

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

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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.

Interviewee
Rachel M. Goldfarb
Interviewer
Margaret Garrett
Date
1997 May 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
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