Oral History Interview with Nina Frisch

Nina Frisch, born July 25, 1935 in Stanislawa, Poland (Stanislav, Ukraine), describes being raised in an Orthodox family; being moved into a ghetto with her family when she was six years old; hiding in nearby woods in 1943, surviving on hazelnuts, periodically running from German troops; how her mother was shot to death and buried in the woods; being hidden with her father by Staszek Jaczkowski, who was a Polish man honored by Yad Vashem for saving 31 Jews; staying in a bunker in the cellar of Staszek’s house from September 1943 to July 1944, along with many other Jews; being liberated by the Russians; how the Jewish families hiding in this bunker survived, established daily routines, and tried to keep some degree of normalcy; Staszek treating the group very humanely and trying to establish an escape route for them after it became extremely dangerous to stay in the bunker; going with her father to the United States in May 1949 because they could not go to Israel; how she came to terms with surviving when so many others were killed; why she is willing to talk about her experiences; and her feelings on Germans.

Date: 04/22/1985
Interviewer: Judith S. Finkel
Interviewee: Nina Frisch
Language: English
Subject: Hidden children (Holocaust)--Ukraine.
Hiding places--Ukraine.
Holocaust survivors.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Psychological aspects.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Ukraine--Personal narratives.
Jewish children in the Holocaust.
Jewish families--Ukraine.
Jewish ghettos--Ukraine.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust--Ukraine.
World War, 1939-1945--Jews--Rescue--Ukraine.
Women--Personal narratives.
Location: Stanisławów, Poland
Stanisławów Ghetto
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