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Oral history interview with Rachel M. Goldfarb

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.999.0535

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    Oral history interview with Rachel M. Goldfarb


    Interview Summary
    Rachel Goldfarb (née Mutterperl), born on December 2, 1930 in Dokszyce, Poland (now Dokshytsy, Belarus), discusses her family; her younger brother, Shlomo; her father’s death in 1937; the Soviet Union occupation of Dokszyce in September 1939; the nationalization of her family’s businesses; the banning of religious schools; the German occupation after June 22, 1941; the requirement for Jews to wear yellow badges; the formation of a Jewish ghetto; the mass killing of Jews in Dokszyce in 1942; escaping with her family from the ghetto and going into hiding; the murder of her brother; staying with friends in the Glebokie (Hlybokaye) ghetto; joining the partisans in the forest outside Glebokie, where her mother worked as a cook and Rachel assisted; marching with the partisans to the Soviet front lines in late summer 1944; going to Lublin, Poland after liberation; leaving Poland for Italy, where they stayed in the Santa Cesarea and Bari displaced persons camps; and immigrating to the United States with her mother in 1947. [Note: this summary may not reflect the entirety of the interview; it may also contain additional biographical information that is not discussed in the interview.]
    Rachel M. Goldfarb
    interview:  2015 August 05
    creation: Washington (D.C.)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    3 digital files : MP4.

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    Administrative Notes

    This is an interview conducted for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's First Person Program, a seasonal program that enables USHMM visitors to hear Holocaust survivors tell their life stories in their own words.
    Primary Number
    IA2000-022, 20150805
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 09:43:59
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