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Oral history interview with Kathleen Hay

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

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    Oral history interview with Kathleen Hay


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Kathleen Hay
    interview:  1990 June 19
    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
    Hay, Kathleen, 1933-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Kathleen Hay on June 19, 1990 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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