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Oral history interview with Chava Livni

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.224 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0224

Chava Livni (née Eva Furst), born in 1926 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), discusses her childhood years; her upper class, assimilated family; attending German schools; joining Hachsharah; experiences in the underground finding hiding places for people; forging identification papers and helping refugees who arrived from Poland; partisans who joined the underground; the self-imposed tax by Jews to help underground; her family going into hiding in a village at the end of summer 1944; being transported to Auschwitz; the selection process and conditions in the camp; being taken to Freiburg, Germany to work in an airplane parts factory; being sent to Mauthausen; liberation by Americans on May 5, 1945; returning to Bratislava; traveling to Budapest, Hungary to join an organization to help youth to prepare for aliya to Israel; returning to Bratislava, where she organized a children's home; and immigration to Israel.

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Chava Livni
interview:  1995 October 26
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:40
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