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Oral history interview with Veronica Honig

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.77 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0077

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Veronica Honig, born March 12, 1927 in Mateszalka, Hungary, discusses her childhood and hometown; antisemitism in Hungary before the war; her schooling, wanting to study medicine; the Germans marching into her hometown; the establishment of the ghetto; moving into the ghetto; her family being on the second to last transport out of the ghetto to Auschwitz; arrival at Auschwitz; Mengele; life in the barracks; being in the sick bay with pneumonia, for which her mother sold her bread rations to buy medicine; her contact with the male inmates; being selected for work in Boizenburg, a subcamp of Neuengamme in Germany; working in the Tompson aircraft factory; the death march out of the camp at the end of April 1945; being liberated by the Americans after spending two weeks at Ludwigslust, Germany; returning home via Poland; the Russian troops and the Polish people; life after the war; attending university in Budapest, Hungary; marrying; and immigrating to Australia.

Interviewee
Veronica Honig
Date
1990 July 24  (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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