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Oral history interview with Rachel Gordon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.764 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0764

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The interview describes Ms. Gordon's experiences in the Kovno ghetto from 1941 - 1945. Ms. Gordon describes the liquidation of the ghetto, and her transport to Stutthof where she worked for 6 weeks. She discusses the decision that her husband and she made that her son should remain with his father who was going to Dachau. She describes the death march from Stutthof in face of the advancing Russian army, her liberation by Russian troops, her forced transport to Russia, and her release and return to Germany. Ms. Gordon describes her time in Berlin, her illness and her happy reunion with her son, who had survived Dachau, although her husband had not. She recounts her experiences in a displaced persons camp, where she met her second husband, her son's immigration to Palestine, her eventual immigration to the United States, and her reunion with her son who came to the United States in 1952.

Interviewee
Rachel Gordon
Date
1990 November 07  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 11:24:00
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