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Oral history interview with Piroska Eckstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.65 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0065

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    Oral history interview with Piroska Eckstein


    Interview Summary
    Piroska Eckstein, born November 11, 1920 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses the deaths in her family growing up; the unbelievable nature of the tales of atrocities that she heard; the start of the Nazi occupation in March 1944; leaving her home to live in a Jewish house; working in a factory; the Arrow Cross taking her to Ravensbrück; working at the camp shoveling snow; being taken to a labor camp outside Penig, where she manufactured airplane parts; the evacuation of the camp on April 13, 1945; escaping with others; reaching Czechoslovakia on May 8, 1945; returning to Hungary; reuniting with her mother; marrying in 1946; having a child in 1948; and immigrating to Australia in 1949.
    Piroska Eckstein
    interview:  1990 September 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
    Eckstein, Piroska, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Piroska Eckstein on September 14, 1990 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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