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Oral history interview with Regina Laks Gelb

Oral History | Accession Number: 2001.28 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0410

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

Regina Laks Gelb, born December 16, 1929, discusses her childhood in Wierzbnik, Poland; her experiences of antisemitism in school; the town's evacuation to a nearby forest under air bombardment in September 1939; her return home where her sister, Hasia, set up school because of restrictions, roundups, and beatings; the family's move into the ghetto in early 1940; the roundup and deportation to Strzelnica camp on October 27, 1942, where she worked in the laundry and shared a bunk with her sisters, Hania and Krysia; her deportation to Auschwitz with her sisters in early August 1944, where she cut marsh grass and sorted the clothes of political prisoners; the death march to Gleiwitz beginning January 18, 1945, then to Ravensbrück, and later to Rechlin where she worked as a maid to an SS woman; her evacuation in early April 1945 and her liberation by Russian soldiers; her experience in Lódz, Poland, where her sister Chris married Miles Lerman; her life in Berlin, Germany after April 1946; and her immigration to the United States in February 1947.

Interviewee
Ms. Regina L. Gelb
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2001 February 20  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
11 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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