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Oral history interview with Augusta Singer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.108 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0108

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Augusta Singer, born May 7, 1906 in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary, discusses her childhood as one of 15 children; completing school; marrying in 1927; moving to Győr, Hungary and having a daughter; [gap in interview]; working until the end of May 1944, when she had to enter the ghetto; being forced to board a train to Auschwitz; spending six weeks in Auschwitz; arriving at Parschnitz camp in Slovakia; working at the Allgemeine Elektrische Gesellschaft at Trautenau (Trutnov, Czech Republic); staying together with her daughter; digging tank traps; being liberated on May 7, 1945; various incidents that occurred while in Parschnitz; watching the German guards discard their uniforms and run away right before liberation; walking to Oppen, where she stayed for six weeks; arriving via train in Budapest in July 1945; returning to Györ; and moving to Australia in 1957.

Interviewee
Augusta Singer
Interviewer
Margaret Goldman
Date
1989 January 13  (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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:00:42
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