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Oral history interview with Iby Kery

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

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.

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Kery, Iby
interview:  1990 June 08
1 sound cassette.
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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.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:17
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