Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Interviewee

Rachel Nurman

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Interviewer

Ellis; Carolyn

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2010-07-05

Publication Date

11-18-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Rachel Nurman. Nurman was born in Poland in 1926 and lived with her family in a Warsaw suburb. In 1940 the family was sent to the Warsaw Ghetto, where Nurman and her brother belonged to one of the resistance organizations. Nurman was removed from the ghetto and sent to a nearby farm, where she worked for almost two years; this saved her from being deported to Treblinka. Most of the ghetto's inmates had already been deported by the time she returned. Nurman then went to Majdanek, where she was a prisoner for six weeks, and from there to Auschwitz, where she stayed for a year and a half. While at Auschwitz, she worked at the crematorium, sorting the bundles of clothing. As the Soviets approached the camp, Nurman was moved to Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated by the British Army. From there she went to a displaced persons camp for two years, where she met her husband. They then immigrated to the United States. In 1981, Nurman was a witness at the Majdanek Trial, testifying against Hermine Braunsteiner-Ryan.

Keywords

Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives, Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives, Holocaust survivors--Florida, Holocaust survivors--Interviews, Majdanek Trial, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1975-1981, Jewish ghettos--Poland, Genocide, Crimes against humanity

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Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives; Holocaust survivors--Florida; Holocaust survivors--Interviews; Majdanek Trial, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1975-1981; Jewish ghettos--Poland; Genocide; Crimes against humanity

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral histories; Online audio

Format

audio/mp3

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Holocaust survivors oral history project

Identifier

F60-00032

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