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Oral history interview with Helen Bromberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.668 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0668

Helen Bromberg was born in Warsaw, Poland. She was forced into the Warsaw ghetto in 1939 with her two sisters, brother, and mother. Her family was then transferred from the ghetto to the Majdanek camp, where she was separated from her mother, who perished there. She worked in a hospital scrubbing floors. Over the next five years Ms. Bromberg and her sister stayed in five more concentration camps, including Christof, Chenstalov, Terkime, and Burgau, and finally in Bergen-Belsen, where they were liberated by British troops. After liberation, she and her sister traveled to Munich to live in a displaced person camp. Ms. Bromberg met and married her husband in the camp, and she, her husband and sister immigrated to the United States in 1947. She and her husband first settled in Texas, and then later moved to California to be closer to her sister, who has been sent to live in Oakland, California. Ms. Bromberg had no children, and at the time of the interview her husband had recently died of a heart attack. Ms. Bromberg was active in speaking to groups about her experiences with the Holocaust. She is deceased.

Helen Bromberg
Elena Schulman
interview:  1989 February 20
Oral histories.
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:41
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