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Oral history interview with Piroska Eckstein

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

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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.

Interviewee
Piroska Eckstein
Date
1990 September 14  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
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.
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