Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Mala Weintraub Dorfman - September 15, 2005


Mala Weintraub Dorfman was born in Łódź, Poland in 1923. When the war broke out in 1939, Mala and three of her five siblings were sent to live with their grandmother in the Kozienice ghetto. Mala worked as a nurse in the ghetto until she was deported to Skarzysko where she worked in an ammunitions factory for two years. She was then deported to Częstochowa where she was liberated a year later by the Russians. After the war, Mala returned to Łódź, married, and was soon reunited with her sisters at Bergen-Belsen. Mala lived with her husband in Germany until their immigration to the United States in 1949.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Education
  3. Home Life
  4. Family
  5. Entertainment
  6. Anti-Semitism
  7. Outbreak of War
  8. German Occupation
  9. Kozienice Ghetto
  10. Kozienice Deportation
  11. Skarzysko
  12. Deportation to Skarzysko
  13. Skarzysko
  14. Life in Skarzysko
  15. Punishment in Skarzysko
  16. Life in Skarzysko II
  17. Deportation to Częstochowa
  18. Work in Częstochowa
  19. Life in Częstochowa
  20. Liberation
  21. Russian Occupation
  22. Łódź
  23. Fate of Family
  24. Marriage
  25. Understanding the Holocaust
  26. Finding Sisters
  27. Finding Sisters II
  28. Immigration to America
  29. Life in America
  30. Children
  31. Return to Poland
  32. Conclusion

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