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Oral history interview with Eta Peleg

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.247 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0247

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

Eta Peleg (née Landau), born in Bardejov, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1921, describes being the oldest of five children; her parents not being very religious; her large extended family in Bardejov; attending public school and her expulsion in 1939 due to anti-Jewish regulations; confiscation of their home and business; hiding during round-ups for deportation; one sister escaping to Hungary; being rounded-up with her sisters to Poprad, Slovakia in early 1942; her deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; a cousin greeting them; her brief hospitalization; the trauma of her sister's selection for gassing; her assignment sorting clothing in Canada Kommando; smuggling extra food she found to friends; volunteering to carry dead bodies for extra food and privileges; her reassignment to a lice removal unit, then to the kitchen in late 1944; their evacuation in January 1945; bringing extra food from the kitchen; escaping from the death march; locals assisting her; traveling to Katowice, Poland; liberation by Soviet troops; barely avoiding sexual assault by Soviet soldiers; returning to Bardejov; learning she was the sole survivor of her immediate and extended family; working in Prague, Czech Republic; her marriage in September 1946; her son's birth; immigrating to Israel; and her daughter's birth in 1950.

Interviewee
Eta Peleg
Date
1994 November 11  (interview)
Language
Slovak
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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