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Oral history interview with Agnes Lomb

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.91 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0091

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    Oral history interview with Agnes Lomb


    Interview Summary
    Agnes Lomb, born August 20, 1918 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses her schooling; her middle class family; attending Synagogue and observing the Jewish high holy days; her social life; attending university for one year before leaving in 1938 to marry; working in a factory; not wanting to leave Hungary at the start of the war despite being worried about international events; her husband being sent to a labor camp in 1942, from where he was sent to work in Russia; wearing the yellow star only once; possessing false papers; giving birth to her daughter in August 1942; her husband returning in June 1943; the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944; being hidden in a pension for two weeks by non-Jewish friends when deportations of young women began; a non-Jewish family taking care of her baby; hiding places of various family members, including at the factory where she worked; leaving her safe house after being warned by the concierge; the Russians entering Budapest; her grandmother and two others getting sick and dying while in hiding; watching her husband and others being pulled out of the deportation lines by Wallenberg and being put in a Swedish safe house; building a factory after the war ended; the Communist takeover; leaving Hungary; and immigrating to Australia.
    Agnes Lomb
    Herta Imhof
    interview:  1991 April 23
    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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    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Agnes Lomb on April 23, 1991 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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