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Oral history interview with Veronica Honig

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

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    Oral history interview with Veronica Honig


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Veronica Honig
    interview:  1990 July 24
    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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    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Veronica Honig on July 24, 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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