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Oral history interview with Catherine Lamb

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.90 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0090

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Catherine Lamb, born April 16, 1906 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses her childhood; marrying in 1920; learning English; her work and starting a business in 1937; trying unsuccessfully to immigrate to England; being denounced to the police; her husband being called up to labor building roads; her building becoming a Jewish house after the start of the German occupation on March 19, 1944; being called up to go to a labor camp, but escaping from the group; trying to find refuge; going to a makeshift Jewish hospital; being injured and bleeding; finding herself in Bergen-Belsen without any recollection of it; returning to Budapest after the war; trying to find her husband; making preparations in 1946 to go to Paris, France via Austria and Switzerland; working as a postage stamp dealer and collector in Paris; and immigrating to Australia in 1950.

Interviewee
Catherine Lamb
Interviewer
Ilona Vogel
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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:58:22
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