Gerda Weissman Klein & Kurt Klein Interview

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Issue Date
1990
Authors
Back, Toby
Weissman Klein, Gerda
Klein, Kurt
Publisher
Browder Committee
Keywords
Antisemitism--Czechoslovakia. , Auschwitz (Concentration camp) , Concentration camp inmates--Medical care. , Concentration camp inmates--Selection process. , Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. , Forced labor. , Holocaust survivors--Interviews. , Holocaust survivors--Marriage. , Holocaust survivors--United States. , Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. , Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Study and teaching. , Jewish ghettos. , Men--Personal narratives. , Sosnowiec (Concentration camp) , United States--Emigration and immigration. , Weaving. , Women--Personal narratives. , World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation. , World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor--Poland. , World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Czechoslovakia , World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives. , World War, 1939-1945--Veterans--United States..
Abstract
Gerda talks about how her town was invaded and attacked by the Nazis. After being sent to concentration camps and rescued by US soldiers, she discovered that those she cares about passed away before and on Liberation Morning. Her husband Kurt met her after finding women held up in factories, and after helping her through illness and depression they got married.
Description
This collection was donated by Norman Carlson of the Wallenberg Committee and George Browder of the Goldbloom Memorial Fund Committee. This collection comprises recorded oral histories from two living history day events focused on interviewing Holocaust survivors. This collection comprises oral history recordings on broadcast video cassette, VHS cassette, and audio cassette. All of which has been digitized as MP4 files. This collection is arranged into two major series, Series A. Interview Recordings and Series B. Interview Transcripts. Both of these series are in separate arrangements, the first level being the committee that created the recordings and the sub series level by last name of interviewee in alphabetical order.
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