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Oral history interview with Halina Mindelzun

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.425 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0425

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The interview describes Ms. Mindelzun's childhood and early adult years in Warsaw, Poland; the beginning of the war in September 1939; and her flight with her husband and child to the Soviet Union. She describes their arrest due to their Polish citizenship, their deportation to a small village in the Soviet province of Komi, their assignment to a labor camp, and their experiences there. She describes the breakup of the camp in 1942 and her family's subsequent journey to Syktyvkar, capital of Komi, as well as their life there. Ms. Mindelzun discusses the family's move to a city in the Ukraine in 1943; their immigration to Paris, France in 1946; their subsequent immigration to the United States; and their life in San Francisco.

Interviewee
Halina Mindelzun
Date
1994 February 21  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:16:43
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