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Oral history interview with Rita Weiss

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.167 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0167

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Rita Yamberger Weiss, born in 1926 in Domokos, Romania, discusses her family life; antisemitism; men being taken to Ukraine to clear mine fields; life under the anti-Jewish laws; life in the ghetto; working outside of the ghetto in a hospital; her arrival in Auschwitz-Birkenau; being taken by train to Stutthof; the work camp in Krottingen (Kretinga), Lithuania; working in a Wehrmacht factory shipping uniforms; work, hygiene, and religion in the camp; seeing the bombardment of Memel (Klaipeda, Lithuania); being evacuated to Stutthof; a Ukrainian Blockälteste and the crematorium in the camp; a Polish Kapo; prostitution and births in the camp; getting sick and being saved by a Wehrmacht man when all the other women were taken away; being liberated by the British; being sent to a sanitarium in Neustadt, Germany; being sent to a relocation camp in Schleswig Hollstein; meeting Jewish Brigade soldiers; revenge activities; traveling in Germany to Hamburg, Bergen Belsen, and Feldafing; going to Budapest, Hungary then Romania; traveling through Austria to Vienna, Linz, and Salzburg, and going to Munich, Germany; going to Italy with the help of the Bricha movement; her arrival in Israel in June 1947; the effects of her Holocaust experiences on her life; and her application for restitution.

Interviewee
Rita Weiss
Date
1993 April 13  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
15 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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