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Oral history interview with Anni Hollander

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.314 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0314

Anni Hollander (née Hanna Perl Holender), born on August 6, 1926 in Będzin, Poland, discusses her pre-war life; experiencing antisemitism; the German occupation of Poland; working without pay to keep the room she lived in; witnessing atrocities committed by Germans; making illegal trips to the non-Jewish part of town for food; passing as Aryan; living in the Będzin Ghetto from 1941 to 1942; being deported to Peterswaldau concentration camp in September 1942; working as a weaver; liberation by the Soviets in May 1944; returning to Będzin with her sister to find family; marrying and fleeing Poland with her husband; living in Deggendorf displaced persons camp from fall 1945 to 1947; and immigrating to the United States in 1947.


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Interviewee
Anni Hollander
Interviewer
Josey G. Fisher
Date
interview:  1982 October 28
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive