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Oral history interview with Nina Frisch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.82 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0082

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    Oral history interview with Nina Frisch


    Interview Summary
    Nina Frisch, born July 25, 1935 in Stanislawa, Poland (Stanislav, Ukraine), describes being raised in an Orthodox family; being moved into a ghetto with her family when she was six years old; hiding in nearby woods in 1943, surviving on hazelnuts, periodically running from German troops; how her mother was shot to death and buried in the woods; being hidden with her father by Staszek Jaczkowski, who was a Polish man honored by Yad Vashem for saving 31 Jews; staying in a bunker in the cellar of Staszek’s house from September 1943 to July 1944, along with many other Jews; being liberated by the Russians; how the Jewish families hiding in this bunker survived, established daily routines, and tried to keep some degree of normalcy; Staszek treating the group very humanely and trying to establish an escape route for them after it became extremely dangerous to stay in the bunker; going with her father to the United States in May 1949 because they could not go to Israel; how she came to terms with surviving when so many others were killed; why she is willing to talk about her experiences; and her feelings on Germans.
    Nina Frisch
    interview:  1985 April 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (60 min.).

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    Personal Name
    Frisch, Nina, 1935-

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive conducted the interview with Nina Frisch in Philadelphia, Pa., on April 22, 1985. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from Gratz College on October 17, 2000.
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