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Oral history interview with Meta Doran

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.250.12 | RG Number: RG-50.882.0012

Meta Doran (née Kempinski), born in Hamburg, Germany on February 1, 1926, describe her father, who ran a successful import/export business; being an only child; her family being deported to Poland in 1938 because her father had Polish citizenship; living in the Pabianice ghetto and then the Łódź ghetto, where her father died of starvation; spending four years in in the Łódź ghetto; being deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in the summer of 1944; her mother’s death; being in the camp for 5 or 6 months; being deported to Bergen-Belsen, where she slept on the ground; being forced to collect information from incoming prisoners for the Nazis because she spoke German and Polish well; being sent to Salzwedel, where there were munitions factories; being lucky enough to be assigned to work in the kitchen; and being liberated by the Americans on April 14, 1945.


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Interviewee
Meta Doran
Interviewer
Esther Finder
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Toporek Finder
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:55:08
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