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Oral history interview with Gusta Fuhrmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.248 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0248

Gusta Fuhrmann (née Fuhrmann), born on September 9, 1922 in Czernowitz, Romania (now Chernivtsi, Ukraine), discusses Soviet and German occupations; the killing of Jews in small towns; living in the Czernowitz Ghetto for one week; their forced evacuation to Bessarabia; the escape of her family in Mogilev (Mahiliou, Belarus); living in Mogilev Ghetto 1941 to 1944; her family working as tailors; liberation by the Soviets in 1944; working for the Soviets until she could safely return home; marrying in Czernowitz in January 1946; being smuggled into Poland with her husband; going to the Salzburg displaced persons camp with no papers as Greek Jews; stayed in Salzburg 1948 to 1951 after the DP camp closed; and immigrating to the United States in October 1951.


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Interviewee
Gusta Fuhrmann
Interviewer
Ellen Rofman
Date
interview:  1984 December 09
Extent
1 sound cassette (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive