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Oral history interview with Sylvia Feld

Oral History | Accession Number: 1994.A.0449.1 | RG Number: RG-50.090.0001

Sylvia Feld, born on May 25, 1923, discusses her childhood in Złoczew, Poland; being the fifth of ten children; her parents Avrom and Sarah Lipcyc, and their work running a leather shop; living a very comfortable, observant life; her father building a small synagogue in the town as well as a school on their property for all of the young Jewish children (it was called a Beis Yaakov); the Nazi invasion in 1939; going with several of her siblings as well as her mother and father to the nearby town of Zdunska Wola, where two of her older sisters lived; going with a sister and one of her brothers to stay with their grandmother in Szadek, Poland; returning with her family to Zdunska Wola and living in the ghetto until 1942; being sent with two of her sisters to the Łódź ghetto; the liquidation of the ghetto in 1944; being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau; being sent to Stutthof and then to Dresden; being sent with her sister Nancy on a forced march to Theresienstadt after the bombing of Dresden; escaping during the march and hiding with Nancy on a farm near Karlsbad (Karlovy Vary), Czech Republic; and being liberated by the US Army.
(This summary was adapted from the interview’s record on the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education.)

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Sylvia Feld
Erik Harper
interview:  1994 March 02
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..