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Oral history interview with Rita Weiss

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

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    Oral history interview with Rita Weiss


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Rita Weiss
    interview:  1993 April 13
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    15 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Antisemitism--Romania. Blockälteste. Bombing, Aerial--Lithuania--Klaipeda. Childbirth. Concentration camp inmates--Medical care. Concentration camp inmates--Religious life. Concentration camp inmates--Selection process. Concentration camp inmates--Suicidal behavior. Crematoriums. Holocaust survivors--Israel--Interviews. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. Hungarians--Romania--Transylvania. Jewish ghettos--Romania. Jewish women in the Holocaust. Jews--Legal status, laws, etc.--Romania. Jews--Romania--Transylvania. Kapos. Prostitution. Women concentration camp inmates. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Liberation. World War, 1939-1945--Concentration camps--Lithuania. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees. World War, 1939-1945--Reparations. Women--Personal narratives.
    Personal Name
    Weiss, Rita, 1926-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Rita Weiss in Israel on April 13, 1993, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February 1995.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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