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Oral history interview with Selma Blick

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.940 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0940

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Selma Blick (née Wahrhaftig), born June 29, 1927, discusses her childhood in Vilna, Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania) and Biesko-Biala, Poland; Polish pre-war antisemitism; the Nazi occupation of Poland in 1939; her family's flight east toward Russia; the Soviet nationalization of businesses; how she and her mother were confined to the Vilna Ghetto in 1941; her transfer to and experiences in the Kaiserwald-Riga work camp in Latvia; her experiences on a forced march; how she and her mother escaped the march; her liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Warsaw, Poland; Polish post-war antisemitism; and her immigration to San Francisco in 1954 with her mother.

Interviewee
Selma Blick
Interviewer
Sue Siegel
Date
1990 January 29  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:27:42
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