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Oral history interview with Magda Malik

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

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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.

Interviewee
Magda Malik
Interviewer
Magda Stanbrook
Date
1990 July 03  (interview)
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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