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Oral history interview with Rose Kamin

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

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    Oral history interview with Rose Kamin

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    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.
    Interviewee
    Rose Kamin
    Interviewer
    Gail Schwartz
    Date
    interview:  2013 August 12

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 digital file : WAV.

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Gail Schwartz, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Rose Kamin by telephone on August 12, 2013.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 08:13:04
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