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Oral history interview with Gisela Zamora

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.178 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0476

Gisela Zamora, born in 1928 in Battenberg, Germany, discusses her family and childhood; the intense antisemitism in Battenberg after Hitler's rise to power; her family's move to Friedberg, Hesse, Germany; her father's arrest on Kristallnacht and imprisonment in Buchenwald for a month; the closing of Jewish schools in Aichach-Friedberg in 1939 and her continued schooling in Frankfurt, Germany; her family's deportation in 1942 to the Theresienstadt ghetto in Czechoslovakia; her experiences in the “kinderheim” in Theresienstadt; her and her family's deportation to Auschwitz; her daily life in Auschwitz and the support from friends that she had there; doing forced labor at a camp near Gross-Rosen; her liberation by the Soviets; her recuperation from tuberculosis in a German hospital; her time in the Feldafing displaced persons camp in Germany; her immigration to the United States in 1947; her feelings toward the Germans; and her current religious beliefs and thoughts on the Holocaust.

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Ms. Gisela E. Zamora
Amy Rubin
interview:  2003 June 01
Oral histories.
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:13
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