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Oral history interview with Catherine Lamb

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

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    Oral history interview with Catherine Lamb


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Catherine Lamb
    Ilona Vogel
    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.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    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
    Lamb, Catherine, 1906-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Catherine Lamb 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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