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Oral history interview with Tola Gilbert

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0032

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Tola Gilbert, born in Sosnowiec, Poland, discusses her parents and childhood; experiencing antisemitism; the Jewish community in Sosnowiec; her secular and religious educations; life during the German occupation of Poland; being put in the ghetto with her family; resistance in Sosnowiec; the leader of the Judenrat, Moses Merin; being sent with her sisters to Ober Alstadt and Parschnitz to do forced labor; conditions in the camps; the liberation of the camp by Russians; being moved to a displaced persons camp in Bergen-Belsen; moving to the United States; meeting her future husband; and speaking about her experiences.

Interviewee
Tola Gilbert
Interviewer
Donna Miller
Date
1983 July 25  (interview)
Geography
creation : West Bloomfield Township (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes : analog.