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Oral history interview with Barbara Hunt

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

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    Oral history interview with Barbara Hunt


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Barbara Hunt
    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.

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette.

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    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hunt, Barbara, 1917-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Barbara Hunt for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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