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Oral history interview with Hannah Stein

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.32.1 | RG Number: RG-50.777.0001

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Hannah Stein, born in Albigowa, Poland on August 18, 1917, discusses her childhood on a farm with three brothers and two sisters; separating from her family after the mayor said that Nazis were coming; hiding in the attic of a Polish family; eating very little because the Polish family was poor; conditions in the attic in which she could not stand nor sit up because of the low ceiling; missing her family while in hiding; staying in hiding for two and a half years during the war; being liberated by Soviet forces; her cousin, Leon Lowenbrown, who came with a Russian soldier to find her after the war; how most of her family members, except for two brothers, perished during the war; meeting her husband, Henry Stein, in 1945; moving to Munich, Germany and raising a family; immigrating to the United States in 1961; and helping her husband open a fish market in Brooklyn, NY.

Interviewee
Hannah Stein
Interviewer
Alex Flicker
Date
2013 May 05  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alex Flicker
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:37:57
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