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Oral history interview with Luba Elbaum

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0022

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    Oral history interview with Luba Elbaum


    Interview Summary
    Luba Elbaum (née Lox), born on January 10, 1923 in Lublin, Poland, describes her family; her secular and Jewish education; Jewish life in Minkowice, prior to moving back to Lublin to live with an uncle; antisemitism; the beginning of the war and life under the German occupation; doing forced labor; working on a farm for the Germans while her family was taken to the ghettos in Lublin and Belzyce; being deported in 1941 to Budzyn to be a housemaid for the Oberscharführer Felix; being deported a year later to Płaszów for a work detail, then to Auschwitz; being transported in 1944 to Bergen-Belsen, where she was selected along with 300 other girls to be deported to Aschersleben, Germany to work; being forced on a six-week death march to Theresienstadt in Czechoslovakia; being liberated on May 8, 1945; immigrating to the United States in 1951; and settling in Detroit, MI.
    Luba Elbaum
    Arthur Kirsch
    interview:  1982 January 20
    creation: Oak Park (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Elbaum, Luba, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Luba Elbaum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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