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Oral history interview with Klaudia Zotman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.504 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0504

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The interview describes Ms. Zotman describes her childhood in Domanevka and Odessa, in the Ukraine; her memories of the war between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union in 1941; and the invasion by Nazi troops of Odessa. Ms. Zotman describes the order for all Jews to register and then report to the city jail in October 1941, and an incident in men were forced into a building which was set on fire. She describes the family's release and their order to report to Transnistria, an area under Romanian rule, in January 1942. Ms. Zotman describes her experiences in Bogdanovka and other concentration camps and in the ghetto of Domanevka, and the cruelties and atrocities that she witnessed, including the murder of gypsies. She discusses her family's liberatin in March 1944 and their return to Odessa in April 1944; her marriage in 1948 and her family; and her immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Klaudia Zotman
Date
1992 February 13  (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 11:18:32
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