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Oral history interview with Anna Cooper

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

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

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.

Interviewee
Anna Cooper
Date
1995 August 31  (interview)
Language
English
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 11:24:51
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