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Oral history interview with Iby Kery

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.84 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0084

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    Oral history interview with Iby Kery


    Interview Summary
    Iby Kery, born July 11, 1925 in Hajduböszörmény, Hungary, discusses her childhood and growing up; living and working in Debrecen, Hungary; the start of the German occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944; her parents being transported to Auschwitz; the ghetto; working in a factory; being taken to a brickyard for fifteen days, from which people were deported to different concentration camps; being deported to Auschwitz; the conditions of the camp; staying in Birkenau; the selections; being transferred to Allendorf during August 1944; the conditions at Allendorf being better than those at Birkenau; working making ammunition for the German army; bombings near the camp and factories; being evacuated to Buchenwald during March 1945; escaping from the march with two others into the forest, where she was with eleven others; the arrival of the Americans; some people dying from overeating; reuniting with her brother; travelling back to Hungary with the help of American soldiers and others; reuniting with her other brother and her uncle; her brothers moving to Israel; immigrating to Australia; and her reasons for giving testimony.
    Iby Kery
    interview:  1990 June 08
    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kery, Iby, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Iby Kery on June 8, 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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