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Oral history interview with Kim Fendrick

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.306.49 | RG Number: RG-50.694.0049
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Kim Fendrick, a child survivor, born in 1936 in Poland, discusses her dual identities as both a child survivor and a child of survivors; hiding with three families to avoid ghetto deportations; her neighborhood becoming a ghetto; being hidden by a Ukrainian farmer; leaving the farmer’s house after he was caught hiding other Jews; encountering Nazis immediately after leaving the house; escaping to the woods; life in a displaced persons camp; training herself to wake up from nightmares she had while in hiding; suffering from typhus and being smuggled to a hospital in another town; living under both Soviet and Nazi rule; her Jewish identity and relationship with Judaism; the fate of her relatives; her relationships with friends and family; adjustment to life in the United States; the influence of the Holocaust on her and her children; and her present life.

Interviewee
Kim Fendrick
Date
1994 April 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
7 sound cassettes : analog.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Council for Relationships
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