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Oral history interview with Bozenna Gilbride

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.32 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0032

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Bozenna Gilbride, née Urbonowicz, discusses her childhood in Wolyn, Poland (present day Volhynia, Ukraine); her Christian farming parents; how her father hid Jews in a shed on his farm early in World War II; escaping after Ukrainians burned her family’s farm and their village; immigrating to Germany, unaware of what was happening there; working in a factory making leather goods for German soldiers; working in a slave labor camp in Chemnitz; contracting TB; how her mother was suspected of being in the Polish underground and was sent to Ravensbruck, where she was sterilized; how her mother was sent to Gross-Rosen; her feelings about being separated from her mother; the arrival of American troops; the behavior of German citizens; living in a displaced persons camp in Leipzig from 1945 until the beginning of 1947; immigrating to the United States; and her mother’s difficulty in obtaining a visa to join the family in the United States.

Interviewee
Bozenna Urbanowicz Gilbride
Interviewer
Anthony DiIorio
Date
1992 April 15  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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