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Oral history interview with Augusta Singer

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

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    Oral history interview with Augusta Singer


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Augusta Singer
    Margaret Goldman
    interview:  1989 January 13
    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
    Singer, Augusta, 1906-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Augusta Singer on January 13, 1989 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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