Interview SummaryGolda Wollfogel shares about her life during World War II in Lithuania and in labor camps. She recalls her time in Kaunas, the temporary capitol of Lithuania, during Germany?s invasion of Eastern Europe. She escaped with her sister in an attempt to get into Russia, but was caught, then placed in a labor camp. Wollfogel describes her experiences in a labor camp and in jail, where she was placed after being caught with a counterfeit passport. She remembers her four friends that were in the same labor camp and escaping with them to a nearby house. Russian soldiers returned them to Lithuania to find their families. She recounts finding her sister and living with her in Lithuania until she escaped the Russian occupation. She highlights leaving Lithuania until she relocated in Munich, Germany. Wollfogel discusses her time in Germany, including working at a warehouse and meeting her husband. She shares about their life together in both Germany and the United States. She ends by telling the interviewer about a time she went to visit her sister in Russia.
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