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Oral history interview with Dora Tarshish

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.14 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0014

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    Oral history interview with Dora Tarshish


    Interview Summary
    Dora Tarshish, born March 4, 1927, discusses her childhood in Petrova, Romania; her family life; her education; her experiences after the Hungarian occupation of her town began in 1942; the large-scale changes beginning in 1944 when Germany took over; the period when she and her family were forced to leave their home and the two weeks they spent in hiding with neighbors; the deportation of her family to a ghetto; being deported to Auschwitz two months later and being separated from her family during the initial selection; her experiences in Auschwitz, including the aid she received from a fellow inmate during an inspection in November 1944; her transfer to another (unnamed) labor camp; the work she performed; being liberated by the Soviet Army; returning to Petrova; her attempts to reunite with one of her brothers in Budapest, Hungary; her attempt to immigrate to Palestine and being detained in Cyprus; moving to Israel in 1948; her marriage and children; her family's immigration to the United States; and her ongoing feeling of connection to Israel.
    Dora Tarshish
    interview:  1999 February 03
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Tarshish, Dora.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Dora Tarshish on February 3, 1999. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project on June 25, 1999.
    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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