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Oral history interview with Rose Kamin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.137.1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0210

Rose Silber Kamin, born in 1928 in Warsaw, Poland, discusses her parents; growing up in a secular home; the Germans bombing in September 1939 and seeing people pray in the basement; being frightened of the German soldiers on motorcycles; standing in a bread line where she met a doctor who arranged for her family to get to the Russian border; staying in a small village for two years; attending school until the June 1941 bombing; going by train to the Ural Mountains; living with four Jewish families; her father leaving to work as a tailor for the Russian Army; her brother being sent to mine coal in Siberia; her father getting typhus and returning home; going by cattle car to Siberia to join her brother; living in one room underground; attending school for four years and working in a barber shop cutting soldiers' hair; getting sick; going back to Poland after the war; going to a displaced persons camp in Hessisch-Lichtenau, Germany; taking clothing design courses; getting married in 1947; living in the same room with her parents; going to Montreal, Canada in 1948 with her daughter and husband; being proud to be a Canadian; and getting depressed when she thinks about the war.

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Kamin, Rose
Schwartz, Gail
interview:  2013 August 12
1 digital file : WAV.
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:20:50
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