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Oral history interview with Hedvig Hunter

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.196 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0196

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    Oral history interview with Hedvig Hunter


    Interview Summary
    Hedvig Hunter, born July 27, 1920 in Oradea, Romania, describes his childhood and schooling; beginning his studies in law in 1938, but being forced to leave school after an antisemitic incident, after which he was warned that there would be more; his failed attempt to flee to Palestine; the Hungarian takeover of Transylvania in 1940 and the immediate imposition of antisemitic laws; moving into the ghetto in April 1944; offers to hide the family, which his father refused; being on the last transport out of the ghetto to Auschwitz; the work and general life at the camp; getting sick and being sent to the hospital; last minute reprieves from the gas chambers; attempting to commit suicide; survival during the last days before liberation; being liberated by Russian troops; being taken to a hospital in Katowice, Poland, where he recovered for some weeks; spending a short amount of time living in Sluck; returning back to Oradea; and immigrating to Australia in 1948.
    Hedvig Hunter
    Herta Imhof
    interview:  1990 April 24
    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
    Hunter, Hedvig, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Hedvig Hunter 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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