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Oral history interview with Israel I. Weinbaum

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.41 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0041

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    Oral history interview with Israel I. Weinbaum


    Interview Summary
    Israel Isidor Weinbaum (also known as Israel Wine), born September 16, 1912 in Nowy Korczyn, Poland, describes his family’s background, including his ancestor Elimelech of Lizhensk; his childhood and education; working in the textile industry beginning at the age of 17; getting married February 6, 1936; the births of his sons in 1938 and 1950; being hidden during the war in a bunker by Polish friends in Leka, Poland; life in the bunker; being liberated by the Russians January 14, 1945; leaving Poland in September 16, 1945; staying in a displaced persons camp for two months; living clandestinely in Paris, France for three and a half years; immigrating to Australia in June 1949; living in Kingsford (suburb of Sydney); his company, Wine’s Knitting Co.; and retiring in 1975.
    Israel I. Weinbaum
    interview:  1982 December 08-1983 August 17
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    10 CD-ROMs.

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    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Israel I. Weinbaum to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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