Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

Interviewee

Garmain Pitchon

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Interviewer

Lockler, Tori

Publisher

University of South Florida Libraries

Date

2010-12-07

Publication Date

2-14-2011

Abstract

Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Fejga Braun. Braun was born in a small town in eastern Poland in 1914, an area which is now part of Belarus. When she was eighteen, she left her hometown to visit her husband, who was working in another city. The next day, the war started and she was stranded without even a change of clothes. Her niece was at a nearby summer camp, so Braun rented a wagon and went to pick her up. During the war they lived in Russia, where Braun worked as a seamstress. Afterwards, they went to a displaced persons camp in Germany, then to Israel. Braun came to the United States in 1959, after divorcing her husband in Israel, and came to New York. She continued to work as a seamstress and has made dresses for three different First Ladies. Braun's niece, Eva Gallay Gregoratos, has written two books about the Holocaust, one of which is about her aunt.

Keywords

Auschwitz (Concentration camp)., Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)., Neustadt (Concentration camp)., Mathausen (Concentration camp)., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--German--Personal narratives., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945--Personal narratives. Jewish women in the Holocaust., Holocaust survivors--Interviews., Holocaust survivors--Florida.

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1 sound file (42 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;

Subject: topical

Auschwitz (Concentration camp).; Ravensbrück (Concentration camp).; Neustadt (Concentration camp).; Mathausen (Concentration camp).; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--German--Personal narratives.; Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945--Personal narratives. Jewish women in the Holocaust.; Holocaust survivors--Interviews.; Holocaust survivors--Florida.

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

F60-00047

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