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Oral history interview with Jocheved Kasher

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.A.0110.7 | RG Number: RG-50.266.0007

Jocheved Kasher (née Jadna Kusda), born in 1930 in Łódź, Poland, describes her parents, Chaya and Haimish Kusda, and her two sisters, Sara and Regina; her warm family home; her large extended family and no one surviving; the beginning of the war; three families living in their home; life in the ghetto; her work in the ghetto; her sister getting married and having a child; the transports to Auschwitz and being among the last people to be deported; being sent to Hundsfeld working camp near Breslau (Wroclaw, Poland); working in an ammunitions factory with her sister Regina, who lied about Jocheved’s age; being marched from camp to camp towards the end of the war; being in Gross Rosen, Mauthausen, and finally Bergen-Belsen; her sister contracting typhus and dying five days before liberation; being freed by the British; being taken to Belsen, Germany; meeting friends from her home town and living with them; the Jewish Brigade arriving and organizing a school; taking classes; the Israeli soldiers teaching them Israeli songs and speaking about life in Israel; going to Blankenese (near Hamburg, Germany), where they attended school, ate well, and observed Shabbat; going to Israel, stopping in Marseille, France on the way; arriving in Haifa and being received by Vera Weizman; going to Atlit and then Kiryat Anavim; going to Dorot; the Aliyat Noar; having a difficult time because her family was gone; the War of Independence; joining the army; living in Tel Aviv; not telling her whole story; and the headstone for Regina in Belsen.

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Kasher, Jocheved
Rosensaft, The Honorable Hadassah
interview:  1991 October 29
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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