Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Franka Charlupski - November 19, 1981


Franka Charlupski was born in Łódź, Poland. After the Germans invaded Poland, Franka and her family were moved into the Łódź Ghetto where they did forced labor. In August1944 the family was deported to Auschwitz. From there Franka and her sister were sent to Bremen and then to Bergen-Belsen where they were liberated. After the war, Franka met and married her second husband and moved to the United States.

  1. Introduction
  2. Life Before the War
  3. Start of War
  4. Łódź Ghetto
  5. Auschwitz
  6. Bremen
  7. Help from German Civilians
  8. Surviving a Bombing
  9. Bergen-Belsen
  10. Liberation
  11. Repaying Helpful Germans
  12. Punishments in Camp
  13. Life in the Ghetto
  14. Stealing in Camp
  15. Surviving
  16. Effects of Camp Life
  17. Life After Liberation
  18. Sharing Story
  19. Conclusion

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