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Oral history interview with Ellen Greenfield

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.73 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0073

Ellen Greenfield, born August 12, 1924 in Petnehaza, Hungary, discusses her childhood; antisemitism and being aware of the rise of Nazism; men being conscripted to forced labor; being forced to wear the yellow star; the German occupation of Hungary; attempting to return to Marghita, Romania from Budapest, Hungary; the round-up in Marghita; being forced into the ghetto in Nagyvarad; being transported to Auschwitz; staying in Auschwitz for six months, working at the camp in Zittau, before being liberated by the Russians; searching for her fiancé, who stayed in Budapest when she went to Marghita; marrying; moving to Vienna, Austria; immigrating to Australia in 1952; and reflections on her war experiences.

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Ellen Greenfield
1 sound cassette.
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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.
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 09:03:25
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