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Oral history interview with Rachel M. Goldfarb

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.999.0593

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.]


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Interviewee
Rachel M. Goldfarb
Date
interview:  2017 April 13
Geography
creation: Washington (D.C.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MP4.
 
Record last modified: 2020-01-09 15:25:11
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