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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Klein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.87 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0087

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    Oral history interview with Elizabeth Klein


    Interview Summary
    Elizabeth (Gitta) Klein, born August 31, 1924 in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary, discusses her childhood; the German invasion of Hungary in March 1944; life in the ghetto; being deported to Auschwitz; being transferred to Krakow-Płaszów and the work she did there; being beaten; being sent to Dachau for 10 weeks; returning to Auschwitz in a different lager for a few days then transferred to Wiesau (Laka, Dolnoslaskie, Poland); the work and conditions in Wiesau; being in two other camps, one of which was Reichenbach; being in Langenbielau; being liberated; returning to Hungary after the end of the war in 1945; marrying in 1949; and immigrating to Australia in November 1950.
    Elizabeth Klein
    Anita Fisher
    interview:  1994 February 20
    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
    Klein, Elizabeth, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Elizabeth Klein on February 20, 1994 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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