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Oral history interview with Lisbeth Hurst

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.4 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0004

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Lisbeth Hurst, born October 29, 1921 in Vienna, Austria, discusses her family background and childhood; moving frequently; being introduced to a Zionist organization; being sent to work on an asparagus farm in Germany; being sent to Nordhausen, where she worked in a tobacco factory; hearing news that her parents moved to Hungary; escaping from Nordhausen to join her parents in Hungary; living in Hungary for 17 months before being sent to Auschwitz; arriving at the camp; being sent to Gleiwitz 2 manufacturing labor camp; being evacuated from Auschwitz on a death march; being aware of the Russian advance; being taken to a hospital in a Czech village; being sent to Terezin in April 1945; her liberation by Russian troops and the Red Cross; being sent to an internment camp in Prague, Czech Republic; moving to Hungary after the war; immigrating to Australia to be with her family; and meeting her husband and having children.

Interviewee
Lisbeth Hurst
Date
1989 May 06  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:45
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