Rachel Alperowitz interview for the Faces of the Holocaust Series
MS-215: Emmanuel Ringelblum Collection
Rachel Alperowitz grew up in a small town in Poland. When the Germans invaded that country in September 1939 they rounded up most of the Polish Jews and sent them to concentration camps. Rachel avoided capture with her mother and hid out in a nearby forest. Eventually, her mother was killed by German soldiers. Rachel joined a band of partisans who were fighting the German occupation and was finally reunited with her only surviving relative, a brother. This interview was conducted circa 1985-1987 for the Faces of the Holocaust, a series created as a classroom resource and curriculum supplement.
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