- Includes an oral history interview with Magda Weigl Heath, originally of Breclav, Czechoslovakia. In the interview, she describes her childhood in Breclav, and the family's immigration to Vienna. After the Anschluss, Magda was able to immigrate alone to England. Her family soon returned to Czechoslovakia, and Magda describes what life was like for them. Magda's father and brother were able to immigrate to the United States, and her sister was able to join her in England, and then went to Canada. Magda's mother was deported first to Theresienstadt, then to Auschwitz, where she perished. Includes a DVD of the finished documentary, a DVD of the raw interview footage, and a CD of copies of letters and family photographs, including letters Magda's mother wrote in Theresienstadt and at Auschwitz.
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sarah Cristal
2 DVD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in..
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in..
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- There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
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- The donor, source institution, or a third party has asserted copyright over some or all of these material(s). The Museum does not own the copyright for the material and does not have authority to authorize use. For permission, please contact the rights holder(s).
- Copyright Holder
- Ms. Sarah Cristal
Keywords & Subjects
- Topical Term
- Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) Personal narratives. Břeclav (Czech Republic) Austria--History--Anschluss, 1938. Austria--Emigration and immigration--History--20th century. Concentration camp inmates' writings--Czech Republic--Terezín (Severočeský kraj) Concentration camp inmates' writings--Poland--Oświęcim.
- Personal Name
- Heath, Magda Weigl, 1914-
- Holder of Originals
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Legal Status
- Permanent Collection
- Sarah Cristal donated her grandmother's oral history interview and copies of her letters and photographs to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on March 3, 2010.
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Magda Weigl Heath, originally of Breclav, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), describes her childhood in Breclav, and the family's immigration to Vienna, Austria; how after the Anschluss, Magda was able to immigrate alone to England; her family returning to Czechoslovakia and what life was like for them; her father and brother immigrating to the United States; her sister joining her in England and then going to Canada; her mother's deportation first to Theresienstadt, then to Auschwitz, where she perished; and the letters her mother wrote to the family while she was in the camps.