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Oral history interview with Margareth Acher

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1281.31 | RG Number: RG-50.146.0031

Margareth Acher (née Frydman), born in 1930, describes living in Warsaw, Poland; her father, who was a lawyer and was enlisted in the army at the beginning of the war; attending a Polish school; going to live in the ghetto with her mother and younger sister in June 1940; the conditions in the ghetto and her mother’s advice to not focus on what was going on around her; taking classes on sewing; the deportations beginning July 22, 1942; watching the deportation of Janusz Korczak and the Jewish orphans; her mother’s attempts to get her children out of the ghetto; hiding alone in an attic for three weeks; her sister living with a Polish family and passing as a non-Jew; being placed with her sister at the Convent of the Sacred Heart, which served as an orphanage to 160 children; her mother’s deportation; the approximately 40 Jewish children at the orphanage; how the children at the orphanage were malnourished and had to work; the hiding of the Jewish children before the Gestapo arrived at the convent one day; and her mother and father surviving the war.

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Acher, Margareth
interview:  1993
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:12:30
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