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Oral history interview with Magda Malik

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.94 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0094

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    Oral history interview with Magda Malik


    Interview Summary
    Magda Malik, born May 27, 1927 in Sarvar, Hungary, discusses her large extended family and her life at home; the start of the German occupation on March 19, 1944; being taken with her family to a ghetto which was in a converted factory six weeks after the start of the occupation; being transferred to another ghetto; being taken to Auschwitz on July 7, 1944; being transferred from Auschwitz to Berlin, Germany and then to Ravensbrück in August 1944; staying in Ravensbrück for two weeks before being transferred to Altenburg, where she was forced to work in a factory; life in the camp and factory; being trapped for a day and a half after the factory was bombed until the German civilian population dug them out of the rubble in March 1945; being forced to walk to Waldenburg camp in April 1945; the camp guards disappearing, but Hitler-Jugend finding them; German aircraft shooting at them at night and wounding some women; being liberated by American troops; being taken care of by the Americans in Waldenburg until August 1945; travelling back to Hungary; reuniting with most of her family; moving with her family to Canada, then to Israel, where she met her husband; returning to Canada; and immigrating to Australia.
    Magda Malik
    Magda Stanbrook
    interview:  1990 July 03
    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 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
    Malik, Magda, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Magda Malik on July 3, 1990 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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