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Oral history interview with Suzi Weiss

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.241 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0241

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Suzi Weiss (née Tieber), born in Znojmo, Czechoslovakia, in 1928, discusses her childhood years; escaping to Brno, Czechoslovakia; her father enlisting in the Czech Army; her father organizing the escape of Austrian Jews to Czechoslovakia; her parents being arrested when she was 12 and staying with an aunt who committed suicide; incidents of antisemitism; being on the first transports in January 1941; arriving in Terezin; Jacob Edelstein's activities; training to be an electrician; the social life in Terezin and the outbreak of typhoid fever; the Willy Grot house; activities of the Shalom Makia Zionist group; theater and concerts in Terezin; being filmed nude swimming for the Germans in Terezin; the transport to Auschwitz; working in clothing storage; a plot to burn the camp; a selection and being separated from her father; being marched to Birkenau women's camp; the resistance group in the camp and their plans; the orchestra playing when they went to work; various women in the camp including Hungarians, lesbians, Czech, and Slovakian; being taken by train to Hamburg; working in a factory and being housed in a grain silo; being sent to camp Neugraben; the march to Bergen-Belsen; liberation by the British; she and her mother traveling by train to Prague, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic); reuniting with her father in Brno; meeting her husband who was in the Jewish Brigade; and immigrating to Israel in 1949.

Interviewee
Suzi Weiss
Date
1995 June 09  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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