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Oral history interview with Hedvig Hunter

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

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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.

Interviewee
Hedvig Hunter
Interviewer
Herta Imhof
Date
1990 April 24  (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 11:08:20
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