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Oral history interview with Frida Mendelovich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.60 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0060

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Frida Mendelovich Wolf, born in the commune of Vad, Rumania (7 km from the capital), describes her large family; her Czechoslovakian mother; her family’s observation of the holidays; her father’s quarry; education in her town; her happy childhood; the Nazi invasion and being sent to the ghetto; her father’s secretary sending them food in the ghetto; being sent to a concentration camp and avoiding the crematorium; being in Birkenau, Auschwitz, Kaufering, and Dachau; her belief that God helped her survive; her three children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren; undergoing many operations after the war; one of her brothers serving in the military and never knowing what happened to him; being liberated by the Americans; meeting her husband, a Sephardic Greek Jew originally from Salonika, Greece, in the camp; being helped by an uncle in the United States to buy a house and get food; going to Chile, where her husband was an electrician; and the importance of Holocaust testimony to prevent Holocaust denial.

Interviewee
Frida Mendelovich
Interviewer
Andrea Stutman
Date
2010 September 06  (interview)
Language
Spanish
Extent
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
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