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Oral history interview with Claire Zelkowitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.750 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0750
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The interview describes Ms. Zelkowitz's childhood in Czechoslovakia; the changes in her life when Hungary invaded her town in 1939; and the enforcement of anti-Jewish laws. Ms. Zelkowtiz describes being moved to a ghetto in 1944 for three months; being transported to Auschwitz and then to forced labor in a factory. She discusses medical experimentation in the camps and the rape of young girls who worked as maids for SS men. Ms. Zelkowitz describes her liberation by American troops; her debilitated condition; her move to Prague after the war; and her immigration to the United States with her husband.

Interviewee
Claire Zelkowitz
Date
1989 February 20  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:23:43
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