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Oral history interview with Irma Nemenyi

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.95 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0095

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    Oral history interview with Irma Nemenyi


    Interview Summary
    Irma Nemeny, born January 18, 1925 in Tiszakarad, Hungary, discusses her family background; the start of the German occupation of Hungary in 1944; antisemitic incidents; being forced to leave her home and move into the Monor ghetto; being deported to Auschwitz; being transferred to Stutthof, to Thorn, and then to Bromberg; working at Bromberg digging trenches; being forced to go on a death march; Polish resistance fighters dressed in German officer uniforms taking over; being liberated by Russian troops, who gave the inmates food that was too heavy and caused a lot of them to die; working for the Russians in the forest before going back to Hungary; realizing that only her brother survived; marrying and moving to Israel with her husband in 1949; having a daughter in 1951; and moving to Canada and then to Australia in 1957.
    Irma Nemenyi
    Anita Fisher
    interview:  1992 February 25
    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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    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
    Nemenyi, Irma, 1925-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Irma Nemenyi on February 25, 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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