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Oral history interview with Mary Gathy

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

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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.

Interviewee
Mary Gathy
Date
1991 April 18  (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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