Raisel Meltzak

  • Recording Date: September 8, 1946
  • Duration: 14:29
  • Spools: 9-119A
  • Location: Bellevue, France; OPEJ children's home
  • Languages: Yiddish, Polish

Biographical Information

  • Name: Raisel Meltzak
  • Other Names: Rose
  • Age: 13
  • Birthplace: Busk, Ukraine
  • Gender: female
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Nationality: Ukraine
  • Marital Status: unmarried
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: unknown

Commentary

 Short interviews with orphan charges at the Bellevue home for displaced Jewish orphans funded by French and American Jewish charities (run by Lena Kuechler, another Boder interviewee) grant us something like a child's eye view of the Holocaust. The interview with thirteen-year-old Raisel Meltzak is understandably fragmentary. Boder disagreed with ... Read full commentary »