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Oral history interview with Anna Cooper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.804 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0804

The interview describes Ms. Cooper's young childhood in Goworowo, Poland, near Warsaw. Ms. Cooper describes events of the war years based on her father's stories; she was born in 1937 and was a very young child during the Holocaust. She discusses the destruction of Goverova's synagogue, the family's flight to the Russian border and settling in Bialystok. Ms. Cooper describes her mother's death in 1943, her father and uncle's deportation to a labor camp, and being taken to a series of orphanages. She discusses her reunion with her brother, father and uncle, their decision to leave Poland, their experiences in a displaced person camp in Germany until 1951, and their immigration to the United States. Ms. Cooper describes the family's life in Chicago, and her move to San Francisco, California.


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Interviewee
Anna Cooper
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  1995 August 31
Language
English
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: 2020-03-26 09:52:56
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