Rachel Gurmanova

  • Recording Date: August 17, 1946
  • Duration: 1:24:20
  • Spools: 9-51, 9-52, 9-53
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Languages: Yiddish, German

Biographical Information

  • Name: Rachel Gurmanova
  • Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
  • Gender: female
  • Nationality: Poland
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown
  • Interned At: Warsaw Ghetto
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: WasÃw, Poland
  • Liberated By: Russia


 Rachel Gurmanova was a committed woman of the political left, and that made a world of dfference in determining her fate. She avoided stipulating her politics in the interview, but internal evidence suggests that she was at least close to the Polish Communist party, in which Jews were disproportionately represented. ... Read full commentary »