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Oral history interview with Elizabeth Weiszmann

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

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    Oral history interview with Elizabeth Weiszmann


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Elizabeth Weiszmann
    Irene Stanbrook
    interview:  1990 April 22
    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 Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Elizabeth Weiszmann on April 22, 1990 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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