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Oral history interview with Miriam Fridman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.391.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0839

Miriam Fridman (née Miriam Rachel Dutkiewicz), born on December 5, 1925 in Łódź, Poland, discusses her family; her younger sister, Eva; her father who was in the dairy business with his brothers; participating in a Zionist youth organization; completing seven years of public school; being mistreated by Catholic children; not growing up in a religious family; speaking Yiddish and Polish at home; the beginning of the war; being relocated from their apartment to the ghetto in the dilapidated section of the city; life in the ghetto; her working sewing; her father being sent away to work and never returning; the death of her mother at the age of 38 from starvation; the deportation of her sister who was later killed in the camp; how rationing her bread portion helped her survive; being deported to Auschwitz in 1944; being tattooed at the camp; being liberated by the Russians; taking a train to Italy; immigrating to the United States; getting married in 1949; their son; and speaking at schools about her Holocaust experience.


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Interviewee
Miriam Fridman
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2015 October 06
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
 
Record last modified: 2020-07-08 14:55:21
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