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Oral history interview with Helena Manaster

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0063

Helena Manaster, born in 1917 in Poland, discusses her siblings, all of whom were adults at the beginning of the war; the German invasion in 1939, and the separation of her family; going with several siblings and her father to Lwów (now L’viv, Ukraine), which was under Soviet control at the time; the German invasion in June 1941, the Germans invaded the Soviet Union and occupied Lwów; the deportation of her father and brothers to Belzec, where they died in the gas chambers; being moved with her husband to Lesko, Poland and then on to Zamosc, Poland; her husband’s work as a doctor and the Germans sending them to a labor camp in Radymno, Poland; and escaping the camp and going to Kraków, where they remained in hiding until the end of the war.


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Interviewee
Helena Manaster
Language
English
Extent
3 sound cassettes : analog.