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Oral history interview with Magda Levy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1490 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1490

Magda Levy describes her childhood in Budapest, Hungary; her memories of the German invasion in 1944; her father's insistence that she obtain false papers; her parents forced move into homes set aside for Jews; her experiences living under a false identity; her search for her parents after Budapest's liberation; the terrible conditions in the ghetto; finding her mother; learning her father had been deported to Auschwitz; her move to Vienna in 1945; her move to a displaced person's camp in Italy; her immigration to Havana, Cuba; her life there for 9 months; her subsequent immigration to the United States; and her career as a facial prosthetist and sculptor.


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Interviewee
Magda Levy
Interviewer
Hildegard Gattmann
Date
interview:  2007 September 10
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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 09:42:32
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