Aron Bell describes his brothers Arthur Butler Arthur Meier describes his family's struggle to emigrate Betty Goldberg Betty Goldberg tells how she avoided being arrested. E. Edward Herman recalls being abandoned in Budapest E. Edward Herman recalls when his father left Warsaw E. Edward Herman talks about trying to survive in Warsaw E. Edward Herman tells about life in the Warsaw Ghetto Edith Simon Edith Simon discusses Kristallnacht Essie, Esia Shor, Levine Fred Wysocki recounts being taken as a POW of the German Army Fred Wysocki remembers liberation Fred Wysocki tells about feeding former camp prisoners Fred Wysocki tells about liberation Ginette Hirsch recounts when her family fled their home. Ginette Hirsch tells how her parents helped Jewish refugees Ginette Hirsch tells how her father was arrested Ginette Hirsch tells how she was liberated Halina Herman tells what life was like as a hidden child Jerry Rawicki Judith Szentivanyi (nee Szasz) describes selections at Auschwitz Lawrence Fuller describes a concentration camp Lawrence Fuller describes what he witnessed after liberation Lawrence Fuller talks about Ebensee Concentration Camp Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) describes Tuvia Bielski's leadership Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) tells how Tuvia convinced others to join them in the woods Lillian Bielski (nee Ticktin) talks about life under Nazi occupation Magda Quittner Marie Silverman (Berkovic) tells how she and her sister escaped a transit camp Mickey Quittner Mickey Quittner discusses his experiences Mickey Quittner tells how he was forced to eat on Yom Kippur Paul Temmer discusses living in the ghetto Paul Temmer discusses Raoul Wallenberg Paul Temmer discusses the loss of his family's valuables Paul Temmer remembers staying in a bomb shelter Paul Temmer talks about his first experience with antisemitism Paul Temmer talks about Nazi occupation Paul Temmer tells about having to share his home with strangers Paul Temmer tells how he was moved into the ghetto Paul Temmer tells how his property was inventoried by a neighbor Philip Peper talks about the Dutch Underground Philip Peper tells how he made a hiding place Salomon Pila Salomon Wainberg Samuel Schryver talks about surviving in Westerbork Transit Camp Toni Rinde Walter Loebenberg talks about Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) Yetti Sterensis tells about going to Germany to work Yetti Sterensis recalls her family's move into the ghetto Yetti Sterensis recalls visiting her father Yetti Sterensis tells how her family bought food in the ghetto Yetti Sterensis tells how she got false papers

 

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Essie, Esia Shor, Levine


First Name:Essie, Esia
Last Name:Shor, Levine
Collection I.D.:
Gender:Female
Date of Birth:12/3/1925
Country:Belarus
City:Novogrudok
Camps:Novogrudok
 

Essie Shor was 16 years old when the Nazis invaded Belarus. After the Nazis occupied Novogrudok, the town where she and her family lived, most of her family were killed in an action. Only Essie and her father remained. Later, Essie was able to escape to the forest and spent two years as part of partisan group led by the Bielski brothers. Following the war, she married and had two children. Essie and her family emigrated to New York and she eventually became a school teacher. In this clip, Essie describes “selections” in the ghetto from which she lost most of her family

Presented in memory of Abraham W. and Ruth Lipsman