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Oral history interview with Lenka Folkman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.20 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0020

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Lenka Folkman, born in 1915 in Lemešany, Czechoslovakia (with in present day Prešov, Slovakia), describes her parents and siblings; moving with her family to Košice, Slovakia; attending school; the family’s religious observances; the death of her mother when Lenka was two years old; her attempts to immigrate to Palestine; immigrating in 1935 to Chile where her sister lived with help from HIAS; her education in public schools; the fear of communism before the war began; family members who were taken to concentration camps; the survivors in her family; supporting her father financially from Chile; her marriage in 1936 and her children; and losing her faith in God after the war.

Interviewee
Lenka Folkman
Interviewer
Sonia Brodsky
Date
2010 October 14  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:38
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