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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Weiszmann

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.123 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0123

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Elizabeth Weiszmann (née Braun), born on November 18, 1900 in Budapest, Hungary, describes growing up in Hungary before the war; the beginning of Nazi occupation of Hungary in 1944; the start of Jewish deportations; living in the cramped confines of the ghetto; leaving the ghetto; working as a forced laborer in a brick factory in Bekasmegyer, a village just outside of Budapest; being transferred to Auschwitz in cattle cars; the harsh conditions of Auschwitz; being transferred to Bergen-Belsen and then to Magdeburg where she worked in an iron factory; liberation in Magdeburg; returning to Ujpest (IV. Kerület, Budapest) after the end of the war; and immigrating to Australia in 1962.

Interviewee
Elizabeth Weiszmann
Interviewer
Irene Stanbrook
Date
1990 April 22  (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 11:02:33
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