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Oral history interview with Jaffa Neuman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.356 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0356

Jaffa Neuman, born on December 1, 1919 in Lask, Poland, describes being one of seven sisters; going from an early age to a training farm of the youth movement near Warsaw, which was meant to prepare participants to go to Palestine; how in 1938 anti-Jewish measures began in Lask and in 1942 her entire family was sent to the Łódź ghetto; the Nazi-created ghetto in Lask and the Judenrat; the selection in the Lask Ghetto, during which her parents were sent to Chelmno and she and three of her sisters were sent to the Łódź ghetto; working in nearby Kolumna; staying with her sisters after the Łódź ghetto was liquidated; being sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where they were processed and remained for two weeks; being sent to Bergen-Belsen, where they remained for two months; being sent with her sisters to Geislingen an der Steige, Germany, where they worked in an airplane parts factory for five months; how the factory came under heavy Allied bombardment and how the workers were put on trains that moved back and forth in an attempt to avoid the bombs; being evacuated to Dachau; being liberated by the American Army; how she and her sister, Rachel, spent two years after the war waiting to immigrate to Palestine; spending a year in a detention camp in Cyprus; and arriving in Palestine in 1948 when it was still under British rule.

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Jaffa Neuman
interview:  1999 November 11
6 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:50:13
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