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Oral history interview with Blanche Lubecki Juris

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.3 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0003

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Blanche Lubecki Juris, born May 12, 1914 in Eišiškes, Lithuania, discusses her childhood and education in Lithuania; attending Hebrew school; working for a dressmaker; experiencing some antisemitism; not being very religious; marrying Isaac Juris; moving to Radom, Poland with her husband at the outbreak of the war; being taken and transported east to the Jalotor labor camp by the Russians; being pregnant and giving birth at the camp’s hospital; finding out that the Germans had killed everyone in Eišiškes; her baby contracting and dying from measles; being sent by train to Kirov, Russia and then to Tashkent, Uzbekistan; being sent to Yambol (IAmbol), Bulgaria and then to Kazakhstan; her second son being born in March 1943; going to Vilnius, Lithuania post-war, and then to Lodz, Poland and Germany; staying in a displaced persons camp; being fed by the UNRRA; finding out the fate of her family members; immigrating to the United States in 1946; living in New York; telling her children about her experiences; having no desire to go back to Poland because of violence; and donating pictures of her family from Eišiškes to Jaffa.

Interviewee
Blanche L. Juris
Date
1994 February 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Gift of Larry Papier
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