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Oral history interview with Sylvia Green

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0466

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    Oral history interview with Sylvia Green


    Interview Summary
    Sylvia Farber Green, born in 1924 in Karlsruhe, Germany, describes growing up in a modern Orthodox family; the loss of her non-Jewish friends and being kicked out of school when Hitler came to power; going to places where people would not recognize her as a Jew to see Hitler in parades; her father’s deportation to Poland in 1938; her family’s attempts to immigrate to the United States and live with her aunt; working in the Jewish Welfare Office until her family chose to move to Kraków and live with another aunt; having to wear an armband in 1940 and finding enjoyment in taunting German troops; being moved with her family into the Płaszów ghetto; the loss of her parents while she worked at Kabelwerk; her deportation to Auschwitz with her aunt; her transfer to Bergen-Belsen where she took a job as a translator; her liberation and getting back in touch with her brother in Munich and her aunt in America; immigrating to the US and ending up in Lexington, Kentucky; and meeting her husband Jake through a blind date and then starting a family with him.
    Sylvia Green
    Arwen Donahue
    interview:  1996 January 11

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Green, Sylvia, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Arwen Donahue, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Sylvia Green on January 11, 1996
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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