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Oral history interview with Jolana Hollander

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1207 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1207

Jolana Hollander describes her childhood in Vari, Czechoslovakia; the beginning of anti-Jewish measures under Hungarian rule; the Nazi invasion in March 1944; being sent to a ghetto in Berehove; having to wear a yellow star; her deportation with her family to Auschwitz; daily life in Auschwitz; death march conditions in January 1945; her experiences in Ravensbrück and Dachau; being freed by German guards from another death march; her encounters with American troops; her flight to an American camp; her return home with her mother, sister and father; the fate of her brothers; her life in Hungary; her immigration to the United States in 1974; and the lasting psychological and emotional scars from the war.

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Jolana Hollander
Barbara Barer
Evelyn Fielden
Anne G. Saldinger
interview:  1992 November 07
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:42:16
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