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Oral history interview with Fela Warschau

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.22 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0022

Fela Warschau discusses being in a labor camp outside Hamburg at end of March 1945; being forced to clean streets after the city was bombed; being taken by train to Bergen-Belsen; the conditions in the camp; staying together with two friends and her sister; sharing a single potato amongst themselves for several days; liberation; survivors being disinfected and given different clothes; staying in Bergen-Belsen for two months; German doctors and nurses who were brought to the camp to work; her feelings of satisfaction seeing Germans being forced to help bury the dead; finding two of their cousins; hearing that her father had died at Auschwitz; going to Feldafing displaced persons camp; life in the DP camp; signing up for ORT courses; the tendency for survivors to marry each other; getting married in 1946; the differences between the American and British leaders of the DP camps; the children in the DP camp; and her thoughts on emigration.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Fela Warschau
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
interview:  1995 February 15
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:10
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