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Oral history interview with Henia Fishman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.814 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0814

Henia Fishman (née Rubin) discusses her infancy and young childhood in Pustelnik, Poland; being two years old when World War II began in 1939 (her early memories are those told to her by her family members); the family being forced into a ghetto in 1942; her father’s work in a factory until his murder at the hands of the Nazis; being hidden by a young girl in the bushes to evade deportation from the ghetto; witnessing the shooting of her grandmother and cousin by the Gestapo; being taken in November 1942 to a Polish family that hid her until the end of the war; being claimed by a cousin after the war, over the objections of the Polish family who had hidden her; attending school in Warsaw as the only Jewish student in her class; visiting Treblinka, where her parents perished, in 1953; working in Warsaw until 1957 when she immigrated to the United States; attending college; and getting married and having three children.

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Henia Fishman
interview:  1993 October 25
1 videocassette (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 09:52:57
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