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Oral history interview with Kathleen Hay

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.76 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0076

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Kathleen Hay, born July 1, 1933 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses her family’s background; her childhood; the early days of the war; the arrival of the Germans on March 19, 1944; being sent to the Czepel brickworks to work during the day in May 1944; being taken to a military compound in early July; being able to visit her family for a day before being deported to Auschwitz; being given food and rum by her family; drinking the rum during the transport; giving her food away to the prisoners; daily life at the camp; the advantage of being able to keep her own shoes; being transferred to Liebau camp in Germany; the liquidation of the camp; the German guards fleeing; being liberated by Russian soldiers; making the trip back to Budapest with a group of friends; reuniting with her parents; and her reflections on survival and for being interviewed.

Interviewee
Kathleen Hay
Date
1990 June 19  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:56:15
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