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Oral history interview with Regina Laks Gelb

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2001.319 | RG Number: RG-50.549.03.0002

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    Oral history interview with Regina Laks Gelb


    Interview Summary
    Regina Laks Gelb, born December 16, 1929 in Starachowice, Poland, describes her family; her experience in a displaced persons camp in Schlachtensee, Germany; the Hebrew school established in the displaced persons camp and its curriculum; arriving in New York via boat in 1947; the activities she took part in while on the ship; her time in high school in the United States; her 18th birthday party, during which reporters asked about her tattoo from Auschwitz; graduating from Indiana University in 1953; her relationship with her husband; the Jewish cemetery in Starachowice and how she managed to have it declared as a historic landmark; various plays and stories she has translated; her two sons; her views on the McCarthy era; her views on the counter-culture movements in the 1960s; how her early experiences have shaped her opinions; her career choices; and her work with an elementary school and high school.
    Ms. Regina L. Gelb
    Regine Beyer
    interview:  2001 March 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gelb, Regina Laks, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Oral History Branch conducted the interview with Regina Laks Gelb on March 23, 2001 as part of the After the Holocaust radio program. The interview was transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Archives Branch on July 30, 2001.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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