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Oral history interview with Chaja Golubowicz

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.29 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0029
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Chaja Golubowicz, born August 25, 1928 in Holszany, Poland (present day Halshany, Belarus), describes the Russians arriving in 1939; her siblings; the arrival of the Nazis in 1941 and being sent to the ghetto; the living conditions in the ghetto; the death of male family members; her grandparents’ occupations; working in the forest of Holszany; being taken by train to Pia and life there; being transported by train and truck with her sister through Lithuania to a concentration camp; living in the concentration camp for a year and a half; typhus outbreaks in the concentration camp; going to Kaunas, Lithuania and working in the airport; being transferred from the Kaunas ghetto to Kazlų Rūda, Lithuania; witnessing many deaths; being sold with her sister as a slave; going to Paneriai, Lithuania, where they were spared from being killed; marching toward the Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania and escaping into the forest; joining the partisans and traveling with them; conducting missions with the partisans; returning with her sister to Łódź, Poland after the war; finding her brother-in-law; longing to go to Israel; and her outlook after the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Chaja Golubowicz
Interviewer
Andrea Stutman
Date
2011 June 15  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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