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Oral history interview with Nessy Allen

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.56 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0056

Nessy Allen, born February 8, 1937 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses her extended family; her family’s lifestyle and accommodations; her family’s religious beliefs and practices; the death of her father in a work camp in Kiev, Ukraine; her father saying goodbye when she was four or five years old; the closing of her school; living with her mother; the restrictions she faced; staying with relatives outside of Budapest; a shortage of and her memories of food; sharing bath water; being taken on forced marches at night; marching on the streets of Budapest; her mother being taken away by soldiers; hiding in their flat when her mother was taken; being taken to a ghetto but being returned to her old flat with her grandparents until the end of the war; escaping bombardment during air raids; the rations; her knowledge of the camps; being told of her mother’s suicide when she made a return visit to Hungary; the Russian occupation; her fear of the Russian soldiers; the death of her grandfather; her grandmother’s immigration to Israel; her aunt and uncle going to Australia in 1939; deciding to go to Australia before she was ten years old; leaving on December 29, 1946; the voyage to Australia; and adjusting to life in Australia.

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Allen, Nessy
1 sound cassette.
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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 20:11:16
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