Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Clara Dan - July 1, 1982

Immigration to America

And you came here. So that would be almost...


Forty-nine you came here.

Forty-nine May.

To Detroit?

To Detroit.

And he had brothers here already?

Yes, he had two brothers here and uh, we came to Boston to see a friend of ours. One of the guy's he was working with uh, went to Boston and uh, the other one went to Hawaii. And the fourth one died.

Do--now you said before at the very beginning that you heard your brother was still alive in Siberia?

Yeah, in labor camp.

What happened?

In Russia.

Did he ever get out?

Yes. See my husband was--after he was--my husband was in labor camp too. And uh, after he got out, I really don't know exactly when he got out. I am sorry he isn't home.

He would like to be interviewed also, I understand.

Of course, he doesn't mind. In fact, he gave some very valuable pictures from the concentration camps to what's her name, Mark, Mark Eichman's wife.

Margaret Eichman. Margaret.

Do you two work together?

I know her very well.

Well, he gave her an album and I wonder that, I don't want it forgotten. And those are original pictures from camp, from concentration camp.

That's very valuable.

So. My husband was very, very active at this. And uh, I think there were three or four guys working together. They came--they were--became the first ones to come home and be liberated. Or I think, wait a minute, yes, but then I think that they run away from the Russians.


And a, a few of them got together and with their own money guess what they did? They were in Poland getting people out. They were Auschwitz getting people out. In fact, some of the pictures you will see the wagons, the trains. And uh, he was--he always worked--he worked for quite a few years.

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