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Oral history interview with Mirjam Dunst

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1356 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1356

Mirjam Magda Dunst (née Lichtenstein), born July 29, 1927 in Turňa nad Bodvou (Slovakia, Czechoslovakia), discusses her childhood in Czechoslovakia, near the Hungarian border; the occupation of her area by Hungarian forces in 1939; being forced to live in the Budapest ghetto until 1942, when her parents left to visit relatives and were detained and deported; fleeing the ghetto and spending the remaining war years living on the streets alone, hungry, and afraid; sleeping where she could and witnessing murders and cruelties; her post-war experiences; seeking to immigrate to Palestine; being detained on a ship and forced to return to Cyprus; and being finally permitted to go to Israel, where she married and lived for 10 years before immigrating to the United States.


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Interviewee
Mirjam Dunst
Date
interview:  1983 April 12
Language
English
Extent
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 09:42:27
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