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Oral history interview with Genia Brix

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.288 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0288

Genia Brix, born in Szydlowiec, Poland on February 2, 1922, discusses her family life and schooling; belonging to the Hehalutz youth movement; the arrival of the Germans; establishment of the Judenrat and the Jewish police; being mobilized to work for the Germans; the work camp, Wolanów; traveling to the village of Skarzysko, Poland with her brother; her work altering clothes; three different work places, Werk A, B, and C; being evacuated to Czestochowa, Poland by train and being sent to Buchenwald, where the men in the group were left; being sent to Bergen-Belsen with the other women on the train; life in Bergen-Belsen; arriving in Würzburg, Germany; the lack of food and inmates being transferred elsewhere; a forced march to Allach concentration camp; contracting typhoid fever; the arrival of the Americans; reuniting with her brother; her time in Germany after liberation; meeting her husband; immigrating to Israel aboard the Exodus and being interned as an illegal immigrant; arriving in Israel on May 14, 1948; and the psychological effects of her experiences.

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Genia Brix
interview:  1996 August 01
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:49
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