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Oral history interview with Jean Fabian

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.66 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0066

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    Oral history interview with Jean Fabian


    Interview Summary
    Jeanne Fabian, born November 12, 1921 in Pécs, Hungary, discusses growing up in a well-established family; her whole family being transported from a ghetto to a camp where Hungarian gendarmes were in charge; being transferred to Birkenau; the selections; the survival mechanisms she employed; being transported to Lippstadt, Germany on August 1, 1944; her work welding land mines at the camp; being told news from the outside by camp guards; the bombings and air raids; being liberated by the 9th Division African-American troops on April 1, 1945; her family members who perished during the Holocaust; returning to Hungary; and immigrating to Australia in 1957.
    Jean Fabian
    interview:  1989 May
    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

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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
    Fabian, Jean, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Jean Fabian in May, 1989 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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