Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Regina Cohen - April 18, 1982

Escaping Russian Occupation

Who smuggled you out?

A Jewish uh...


No, not the, the UNRRA. didn't, the UNRRA. supplied us. It was uh, uh, Israeli organizations.

Were you bound for Israel?

I was.


But they, they took all of us, whether we were going to go to Israel or not. They didn't think that that many people were going to be let in anywhere else.


So this was--a new thing came uh, all the Jews was going to be brought--smuggled to Israel. But first we got to get into West Germany again. So we had to get out of the communist areas from Czechoslovakia because Russia was going to use the whole territory. Went back into uh, West Germany. That's where we lived in displaced persons camps under the UNRRA.

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