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Oral history interview with Betty Gurfein Berliner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.1 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0001

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Betty Gurfein Berliner, born in Pruchnik, Poland in 1924, describes how her education was interrupted by the war; having to wear the yellow Star of David badge and the restrictive laws placed on Jews; how in 1941 German soldiers were building barracks in preparation for the invasion of Russia; her father's imprisonment; how she was ordered on a truck with her mother and sisters on August 29, 1942; how her sister pushed her off the truck and she escaped; walking to another sister’s house; going into hiding and changing hiding places frequently; being liberated by the Russian Army in August 1944; moving to Krakow, Poland six months later and then Wroclaw, Poland; getting married and remaining there until 1946; being helped by representatives from Israel to relocate to Czechoslovakia, then Austria, and then to a displaced persons camp in Germany; and immigrating to the United States in 1950.

Betty Berliner
2006 May 02  (interview)
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:37:56
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