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Oral history interview with Erna Blitzer Gorman

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0034

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    Oral history interview with Erna Blitzer Gorman


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Erna B. Gorman
    interview:  1984

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Gorman, Erna.

    Administrative Notes

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