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Oral history interview with Mary Gathy

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.68 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0068

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    Oral history interview with Mary Gathy


    Interview Summary
    Mary Gathy, born March 15, 1925 in Nagyecsed, Hungary, discusses her family’s background; attending boarding school; how life went on normally until late 1943 when her family was forced off their property; qualifying as an Italian, German, and French language teacher at the Sisters of Sion Catholic school; being offered a nun’s habit so she could be saved in March 1944, but refusing to take it because she felt her family needed her; moving into a small house with her family at Aba, Hungary; being taken to the Sarbogard ghetto in May 1944; being transported to Auschwitz in June 1944; the conditions in the camp; being selected for work at Lippstadt, Germany; arriving at Lippstadt in September 1944; the death march towards Bergen-Belsen; the SS disappearing into the woods; being liberated; returning to Hungary; marrying in 1946; her family members who perished during the Holocaust; and immigrating to Australia in 1957.
    Mary Gathy
    interview:  1991 April 18
    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.

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    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
    Gathy, Mary, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Mary Gathy on April 18, 1991 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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