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An audio-taped interview with Erna Gorman, a Holocaust survivor, conducted in 1984. Erna was born in France in 1935. When the war broke out in 1939, her family was attending a wedding in Wisnice, Poland and since her father was a Polish citizen, they were unable to return to France. At some point, Erna's family (mother, father and sister), left Wisnice and moved to her maternal grandparents' home in Monastyriska, Ukraine. Following the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, Erna's family was placed in a ghetto but were able to escape to a nearby farm. For two years they hid in a Ukrainian farmer's barn and aided by the farmer, survived in hiding until they were liberated by the Red Army in 1944. Erna's mother however, was wounded during an air raid and died soon after. Erna, her sister, and her father passed through a series of DP camps and immigrated to the United States in 1953.
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