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Oral history interview with Dora Tarshish

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

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.

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Tarshish, Dora
interview:  1999 February 03
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
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
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:13:08
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