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Personal narratives, Jewish
|Named Person:||Manya Perel|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Manya Perel; Nora Levin; Michael Steinlauf; Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive.
|Notes:||Accompanied by 2 sound cassettes.
Transcript of taped interview conducted on Oct. 26, 1982.
|Description:||22 p. ; 28 cm. + 2 sound cassettes.|
|Series Title:||Gratz College Oral History Archive, no. 59.|
|Responsibility:||interviewer, Nora Levin.|
 She was transfered to Majdenek, then to Plaszow and to Auschwitz. She describes the conditions in these camps and the even harsher conditions in Gundelsdorf, Oberfranken, Germany, where slave laborers were taken as the Russian army approached. She experienced near starvation in early 1945 during the flight with guards to the Camps Ravensbrück and Reichlin. She nearly dies of typhus after liberation. After she recovered, she made her way back to Radom to search for her family and found continued antisemitism there. She remembers the German promise of safe exit to Radom Jews with foreign passports in exchange for prisoners of war and how they were executed instead. She went to Stuttgart with the help of the U.N.R.R.A and the Joint Distribution Committee. After 3 years of rehabilitation, she emigrated to Montreal, Canada, in 1948 and moved to Philadelphia in 1958.
- Perel, Manya, -- 1924-
- American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
- United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration.
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Jewish.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees.
- Jews -- Persecutions -- Poland -- Radom (Województwo Mazowieckie)
- Holocaust survivors.
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists.
- Forced labor.
- Poland -- History -- Occupation, 1939-1945 -- Collaborationists.
- Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
- Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)
- Majdanek (Concentration camp)
- Płaszów (Concentration camp)
- Treblinka (Concentration camp)
- Pogroms -- Prytyk (Poland)