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Oral history interview with Irene Weber

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1269.23 | RG Number: RG-50.470.0023

Irene Weber discusses being liberated from a prison in Czechoslovakia at the end of WWII; the Russians who liberated the prison; being deloused and sent to a hospital; being given a change of clothes and a little money; her decision to not return to Poland; staying in an apartment with a friend; registering as a Czech citizen; going to Prague in an attempt to leave the country after the communists took over; going to the American Zone of Germany; staying in Landsberg am Lech displaced persons camp; the crowded conditions in the DP camp; living in Rosenheim, Germany; working on a farm to pay rent; attending an ORT school for nursing in Föhrenwald; graduating and then working in a hospital in the DP camp in Pokcing where she cared for survivors; continuing to live in Rosenheim and taking the train to get to her job; and receiving assistance from UNRRA and the Joint even while she was working as a nurse.


Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Interviewee
Irene Weber
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
interview:  1995 February 21
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (D2) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:10
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