Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Regina Silver - June 21, 1982


Regina Silver was born in 1915 in Sarnaki, Poland. Following the German invasion in Poland in 1939, Regina and her husband were sent to a work camp in Diktarka, Russia. After moving from Diktarka to Turkestan, Regina lost her child after he contracted measles and pneumonia. She had another child while in Turkestan who survived. After the war, Regina and her family lived in Bielawa, Poland until she left with her husband and family for Canada in 1950.

  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-War Life
  3. Religion
  4. Pre-War Anti-Semitism
  5. Start of War
  6. Relocating to Russia
  7. Barracks Life
  8. Being Taken to Diktarka
  9. Life in Diktarka
  10. Socializing in the Camps
  11. News Regarding the War
  12. Child's Death in Turkestan
  13. Leaving for Canada
  14. Living in Russia
  15. Liberation
  16. Affect of War on Her Religion
  17. Reflection on Her Survival
  18. Post-War Anti-Semitism
  19. Life After the War

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