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Oral history interview with Rachel Moncharsh

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.923 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0923

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

The interview describes Ms. Moncharsh's childhood in Wadowice, Poland; the family's failed attempt to escape to the Soviet Union by train; and the changes she observed after the Nazi invasion. She describes the Wadowice ghetto, her deportation to Gaberdorf labor camp in 1942 and the work she performed there, and her liberation by the Russians in 1945. She discusses returning to Wadowice without her family, their fates, her decision to move to Germany to stay with a cousin, and her immigration to the United States in 1949 with her husband. She describes her life in America after the war.

Interviewee
Rachel Moncharsh
Date
1991 April 17  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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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