Klara Ostfeld collection

Identifier
irn506455
Language of Description
English
Alt. Identifiers
  • 1996.A.0577
  • RG-02.213
Dates
1 Jan 1986 - 31 Dec 1990
Level of Description
Item
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Hebrew
Source
EHRI Partner

Extent and Medium

folders

5

Acquisition

Klara Ostfeld sent the translation of her memoir, clippings, and press releases to Michael Berenbaum, Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Research Institute, in Apr. 1991. Dr. Berenbaum transferred the collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in Sept. 1996.

Scope and Content

Contains a typewritten, English-language translation by Martha Luchsinger of Klara Ostfeld's memoir relating to life in Cernauti, Romania (now Chernivt︠s︡i, Ukraine), under the Iron Guard (Garda de Fier) and the Ion Antonescu regime; her deportation to Transnistria (Ukraine) in 1941; conditions in "Mogilev Podolsk" (Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ, Ukraine) and Scazenetz forced labor camps; and her postwar life in Romania, Israel, and Venezuela. Carlos Rangel wrote a "Prologue" to the memoir. The title pages for the Author's note and Ch. 1. are missing and the title pages for Ch. 9. and Ch. 52. are incomplete (see the published Spanish-language edition). Klara Ostfeld's resumé of her memoir and photocopies of press releases and articles about Klara Ostfeld and the publication of Spanish and Hebrew-language editions of her memoir are included.

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