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Oral history interview with Sara Frankiel

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.942 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0942
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The interview describes Ms. Frankiel's childhood and family life in Poland, her marriage in 1934, the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and the arrival of German troops in her town. Ms. Frankiel describes being forced into the ghetto, escaping and going into hiding with her husband, son, parents and one sister in the home of a gentile family who hid them in a bunker beneath their house. Ms. Frankiel discusses the oppressive conditions under which she and family lived for two years, until their liberation, and the assistance they were given by their Polish neighbors after the war. Ms. Frankiel discusses the loss of many of her family members during the war, and describes emigrating to New York in 1947.

Interviewee
Sara Frankiel
Date
1990 August 23  (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 11:27:45
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