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Oral history interview with Roman Frayman

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.5 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0005

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Roman Frayman, born in Sosnowiec, Poland in 1938, describes the impact of the German invasion on his family; being rounded up with the other Jews in Sosnowiec and taken to the Srodula ghetto; how his mother had another baby boy while they were in the ghetto; their transfer to a nearby work camp; his parents’ plan to get their children out; the death of his infant brother; how his parents hid him while they worked at the camp; being smuggled out of the ghetto to the home of a catholic woman, Maria Balagova, with whom he lived from 1941 to 1945; being raised catholic; how his mother hid nearby in the basement of the same apartment building; being liberated by Russian soldiers; moving to a displaced persons camp in Germany; immigrating to the United States in 1949; being teased by American children; and raising children and grandchildren.

Interviewee
Roman Frayman
Date
2006 March 02  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio www.shaareytikvah.org