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Oral history interview with Mirjam Pollin

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2016.198.48 | RG Number: RG-50.944.0050

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    Oral history interview with Mirjam Pollin


    Interview Summary
    Mirjam Pollin, born in 1926 in Breslau, Germany (now Wroclaw, Poland), discusses growing up in Hamburg, Germany; her father’s unsuccessful attempts to arrange his family’s immigration to the United States; her parents’ divorce when she was very young; her older sister and older brother; the Nazi’s rise to power; her father’s arrest in April 1933 after a boycott against Jewish shops; the relocation of her sister to the US and her brother to Palestine; her experiences on Kristallnacht; the immigration of her father and his new wife to England; her mother’s death in the Holocaust; being sent in January 1939 to Sweden, where she stayed for eight years; living with a secular Jewish couple in a suburb to Stockholm and attending a regular Swedish school; life as a refugee in Sweden; making friends with a group of teenagers who ran a kibbutz outside of the town of Falun in the county of Dalarna; getting married to a Jewish refugee from Germany named Oshi; going on a ship after the war to Palestine and being interned in Cyprus; escaping the camp; and the nightmares she still experiences.
    Mirjam Pollin
    Bernt Hermele
    interview:  2018 June 06
    creation: Stockholm (Sweden)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MP4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Pollin, Mirjam.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch produced this oral history interview as part of the European Holocaust Survivors project.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2023-11-16 09:37:52
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