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Oral history interview with Erna Blitzer Gorman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0034

Erna Blitzer Gorman, born in 1935 in Metz, France, discusses the war breaking out in 1939 while her family was attending a wedding in Wisznice, Poland; being unable to return to France because her father was a Polish citizen; going with her family (mother, father, and sister) to her maternal grandparents' home in Monastyriska, Ukraine; the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941; being moved with her family to a ghetto; escaping to a nearby farm; hiding for two years in a Ukrainian farmer's barn and being aided by the farmer; surviving in hiding until they were liberated by the Red Army in 1944; her mother being wounded during an air raid and dying soon after; living in several displaced persons camps with her sister and father; and immigrating to the United States in 1953.


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Interviewee
Erna B. Gorman
Date
interview:  1984
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette : analog.
 
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:22
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