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Oral history interview with Irene Shapiro

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.125 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0125

Irene Shapiro (née Hass), born in 1925 in Berezhany, Ukraine, describes her life in Gludjan until 1938 when her family moved to Bialystok; Russian propaganda; her strong Zionist beliefs; the Russian occupation of Bialystok, which became part of Soviet Byelorussia; the ghettoization of Bialystok during the second German occupation; her involvement with the Jewish underground; her time in Treblinka, Lublin, Majdanek (where her father was killed), Blitzen, and in May 1944, Auschwitz Birkenau; how she survived in the camps; her liberation; her immigration to the United States in 1946; and her work with American and British forces after the war.


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Interviewee
Irene Shapiro
Interviewer
Anthony DiIorio
Date
interview:  1992 March 27
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:47:05
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