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Oral history interview with Anna Patipa

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1249 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1249

Anna Patipa describes her childhood in Perecin, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine); her experiences with antisemitism; the Hungarian occupation of her town in 1941; the loss of her family's business and other hardships; her brother and brother-in-law's conscription into forced labor in Poland and Russia; her deportation to Auschwitz with her family in April 1944; conditions at the train station before deportation; conditions during deportation; her family's arrival at Auschwitz; the selection process; her experiences in Birkenau, Theresienstadt, Bergen-Belson, and Salzwedel concentration camps; her liberation; her reunion with her sister; her life in Czechoslovakia until 1950; her escape to Austria; and her immigration to Canada and the United States with her husband and children.

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Anna Patipa
Howard Felson
Elliot Kessler
interview:  1985 August 01
1 sound cassette (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 09:42:20
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