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Oral history interview with Barbara Hunt

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.23 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0023

Barbara Hunt (née Wiald, married name was Hutterer before changing it to Hunt), born September 15, 1917 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), discusses her childhood, education, and family background; marrying; the birth of her first child who died during the war; life with her family in Vác, Hungary; antisemitism and restrictions she faced; her husband being sent to a work camp in Hungary in 1940; restrictions against Jewish businesses; secretly working at a bakery; her husband returning home for a short time before being rounded up and sent to work in Kiev; more restrictions against Jews; the return of her husband; the creation of a ghetto in Vác; moving into the ghetto with her two children; escaping the ghetto to Budapest, Hungary; hiding her daughter and son with gentiles; her memories of being rounded up on March 19, 1944; marching to a brick factory; marching to the Austrian border; escaping with the help of a peasant farmer; getting Aryan papers; working as a maid; being helped by a gentile friend of her mother; being captured; the Russian assault of Budapest and the end of the battle for Budapest; the return of her husband; family members who perished; leaving Hungary; and her transit through Austria to Australia.

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Hunt, Barbara
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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.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:15
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