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Oral history interview with Dina Strassberg

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.73.31 | RG Number: RG-50.569.0031

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Dina Strassberg, born in Chechov, Galicia (Čechová, Slovakia), describes her childhood; the large Jewish community of Chechov; the Nazi invasion of Poland in 1939 and going into a ghetto; having to do forced labor outside of the ghetto; doing forced labor in Sepinka (possibly in Romania); being deported to Auschwitz; the cruel treatment she received in the ghetto and camps; working in a munitions factory near Auschwitz until she was accused of sabotage and tortured; the evacuation of and death march from Auschwitz to Ravensbrück; being taken to Mecklenburg/Neustadt and digging trenches; the Germans abandoning the camp and the surviving inmates raiding the food supplies; her liberation by American forces; pogroms against Jews in Chechov after the war; living in Italy for six months after the war; and immigrating to Palestine in May 1946.

Interviewee
Dina Strassberg
Date
1975 May 08  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:48:26
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