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Oral history interview with Susanna Demeny

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.62 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0062

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    Oral history interview with Susanna Demeny


    Interview Summary
    Susanna Demeny, born August 1, 1916 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses her childhood; going to business school and working; marrying in 1938; her husband working at a forced labor camp but being able to come home every week beginning in 1942; leaving the hospital one day after her daughter was born in June 1944 because she heard that deportations had commenced in Budapest; living in a designated Jewish house with her family until they were told to assemble; moving into a ghetto; how her baby survived the war without her; a failed escape attempt in 1948; escaping Hungary in 1956; and going to Linz and other areas of Austria before immigrating to Australia with her husband and children in 1957.
    Susanna Demeny
    interview:  1992 January 14
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    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
    Demeny, Susanna, 1916-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Susanna Demeny on January 14, 1992 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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