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Oral history interview with Ilse Weinryb

Oral History | Accession Number: 2016.359.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0905

Ilse Weinryb was born November 2, 1921 in Marienburg (Malbork, Poland) near Danzig on the Baltic Sea. She discusses Marienburg being German and then Polish, with about 13,000 people in her town with 50 Jewish families; her father working in horse trading and losing a leg in World War I; her older sister, Hildegard, who died at 22 of pneumonia, and her older brother, Lanzee, working in the grain business in Frankfurt; her mother, Frieda Gutenberg, coming from Unna, Westphalia; being middle class with a non-Jewish maid, Martha Schlack; her father attending synagogue on high holidays; the synagogue burning down during Kristallnacht; getting kicked out of school for being Jewish; receiving rations cards for food from non-Jewish friends; getting deported to Theresienstadt in 1942, where her father died; being sent to Auschwitz with her mother; her mother getting murdered in the gas chambers; getting sent to a subcamp where she was liberated by the United State Army; meeting her future husband, Rubin Weinryb, while in a DP camp; receiving affidavits from maternal cousins, immigrating to the United States, and settling in Baltimore, Maryland; and her son being born in Munich and her daughters being born in the U.S.

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Ilse Weinryb
Ina Navazelskis
interview:  2016 October 18
creation: Owings Mills (Md.)
Oral histories.
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Record last modified: 2021-12-30 14:04:21
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