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Oral history interview with Irene Frisch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.30 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0030

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    Oral history interview with Irene Frisch


    Interview Summary
    Irene Frisch (b. Bienstock), born in 1931 in Dohobyz, Poland (Drohobych, Ukraine), describes her life in pre-war Poland; her parents; her father’s occupation as a businessman; her family’s housekeeper, Frania Osobokowa, who helped save her life; the beginning of the war and ghettoization of Dohobyz; the harsh conditions her family endured while in the ghetto; Frania’s willingness to house and feed her, her mother, and her sister during the war; the murder and persecution of Jews after the liquidation of the ghetto; her survival in hiding and liberation by the Russian Army; antisemitism in Poland after the war; her miraculous reunion with her father on a train; her experience with antisemitism in high school and her struggles with her principal; her family’s decision to immigrate to Israel and the painful goodbye with Frania; her emigration from Israel to the United States in 1961; her life in the United States; and her lasting relationship with Frania.
    Irene Frisch
    interview:  1992 June 09

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Frisch, Irene, 1931-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Irene Frisch in Teaneck, NJ on June 9, 1992.
    Funding Note
    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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