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Oral history interview with Goldie Gendelman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0425 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0074

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    Oral history interview with Goldie Gendelman


    Interview Summary
    Goldie Gendelman, born November 17, 1933 in Lechowichi (possibly Lyakhavichy, Belarus), Poland near Baranowichi (possibly Baranovichi, Belarus), discusses her parents, Chaim and Chana Wolochiwianski; growing up in an extremely Orthodox family; being raised to speak Polish and Yiddish; her family’s attempt to immigrate to the United States; how she and her family made it to Cuba and stayed there for 11 years; living in Regla, Cuba; her struggles to communicate in Spanish; being run over by a bus in Cuba; how she and her family finally were able to immigrate to the United States in 1948; her paternal uncle in the United States who assisted with the immigration process; her experience with antisemitism in Poland and Cuba; graduating from high school in the United States; volunteering at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum; and her feelings about leaving Poland, living in Cuba, and starting a new life in the United States.
    Ms. Goldie Gendelman
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1997 October 08
    creation: Silver Spring (Md.)

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    1 sound cassette (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gendelman, Goldie, 1933-

    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on October 8, 1997 in Silver Spring, MD.
    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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