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Oral history interview with Dvora Fux

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.296 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0296

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

Dvora Fuks, born in Belzyce, Poland in 1932, discusses her early family life; being one of four children; her father's lumber mill; celebrating Jewish holidays with her extended family; the arrival of the Germans; anti-Jewish measures; her father being rounded up for random labor; being hidden by non-Jewish neighbors in exchange for money; being discovered in hiding; life in the ghetto; liquidation of the ghetto in May 1943; sneaking into her parents group during a selection and being transported to the Krasnik ghetto; being transferred to Budzyn; hiding with her brother while the rest of the family worked; Commander Feiks killing prisoners; guards shooting prisoners who tried to escape; being sent to Majdanek; cleaning a German overseer's office for extra food; evacuation on foot (her brother being taken by bus) to Krasnik; seeing her father briefly; being sent to Auschwitz; the march out of Auschwitz-Birkenau in January 1945; separation from her family and living in a children's block; her mother and sisters being transferred; joining a cousin's block; a death march and train transfer to Ravensbrück; suffering from hunger; being transferred to Malchow and life in the camp; liberation by the Russians; being taken to a refugee camp; traveling to Lodz, then Lublin; being sent to an orphanage for girls; locating her brother in another orphanage; reuniting with her mother and sisters; moving to Lampertheim displaced persons camp due to antisemitic violence; going to Bergen-Belsen for high school; her immigration to Palestine in April 1948; her marriage; and sharing her experiences with her children and grandchildren.

Interviewee
Dvora Fux
Date
1996 October 18  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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