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Oral history interview with Regina Plawner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.162.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0922

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    Oral history interview with Regina Plawner


    Interview Summary
    Regina Plawner (née Rivka Rosenberg) was born on September 5, 1931 in Ulanów (Subcarpathian Voivodeship), Poland. She was the youngest child and had three brothers and two sisters: Charles (Shia, b. 1920), Leon, Mina, Sudek, and Esther. Her mother was Klara (née Graf) and her father Moishe (Moses) Rosenberg. Regina discusses going by Regina instead of Rivka once she started school; her father’s business supplying wheat and fruit to the Polish Army; her mother helping with the business; her brothers protecting her from antisemitism; attending public school and Hebrew school; her family being orthodox and speaking Yiddish at home; her house being bombed during the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939; moving in with her grandparents; her father and brothers trying to join the Russian army; getting deported to Siberia by the Russians to a work camp where they cut down trees by 1940; getting transferred to Sverdlovsk Oblast in the Urals; going to Stalinabad (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) where her father, sister, and brother worked and she attended school; going to Stettin, Poland after the war, and then to a DP camp in Passau; joining one of her sisters and her fiance in Nuremberg; her parents immigrating to Israel; marrying Carl Plawner and immigrating to the United States in 1956; having a daughter, Renee, in Germany, and a son, Jacob, in the United States; her oldest brother immigrating to the United States around 1948.
    Regina Plawner
    Navazelskis, Ina
    interview:  2017 March 02
    creation: Aventura (Fla.)

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    Plawner, Regina.

    Administrative Notes

    Ina Navazelskis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Regina Plawner on March 2, 2017 in Aventura, FL.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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