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Oral history interview with Regina Laks Gelb

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

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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.

Interviewee
Ms. Regina L. Gelb
Date
2001 March 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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