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Oral history interview with Ivonne Razon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.123 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0123

Ivonne Razon, born in 1928 in Greece, describes living in a Jewish neighborhood; her family; her early life; how one night they heard that their neighborhood (“Baron Hirsch”) was surrounded by a fence and that a ghetto had been established; the start of the transports, but her family not going because her father had Yugoslavian citizenship; being 14 years old when she was sent on a transport to Birkenau; life in the camp; her work digging ditches; working in the Kannada Commando; going to Auschwitz; going on a death march from Auschwitz to Ravensbrück and then Malchow; working as a nurse; being liberated; going into houses and looking for food; entering a Soviet displaced persons camp, where she contracted typhus and had to stay in the hospital for a lengthy time; returning to Greece and immigrating to Palestine; experiencing depression; her difficult adaptation to a new country; and her reasons for telling her story.

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Ivonne Razon
interview:  1993 March 18
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:15:05
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