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Oral history interview with Genia Shapiro

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.735 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0735

Genia Shapiro discusses her childhood in Kaunas, Lithuania; her education; her family life; her experiences during the German invasion in 1941; the changes that occurred after the occupation; her internment in the Kaunas ghetto; her experiences in the ghetto; the work she performed; her role in smuggling food in for her family and the consequences of being discovered; the role of the Lithuanian soldiers in the deportations she witnessed; her deportation to Dachau in 1943, the conditions there, the brutality of the guards, and her illness; and the ailments she experienced after the war as a result of her Holocaust experiences.

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Interviewee
Genia Shapiro
Date
interview:  1993 August 23
Language
Russian
Extent
2 videocassettes (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: 2020-04-09 12:36:12
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