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Oral history interview with Anna Wollner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1994.A.0439 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0011

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    Oral history interview with Anna Wollner


    Interview Summary
    Anna Wollner (b. Jakab) discusses her early life in Nagy-Varad, Transylvania (Oradea, Romania); her fiance’s conscription into forced labor; his return and their marriage; being forced into a ghetto; her feelings about wearing the Jewish star; being sent to Auschwitz; being transferred to Stutthof; her friend Suzy, who taught her to sabotage the materials they were working on; being moved to Riga, Latvia by boat; building roads out of Jewish headstones; acts of violence by guards; being marched back to Germany (near Gdansk, Poland); liberation by Russian soldiers; witnessing rapes; returning to Budapest, Hungary; reuniting with her husband; leaving for Munich, Germany after the communists arrived; immigrating to the United States in 1949; divorcing and moving to Israel; returning to the United States; and her feelings about German reparations.
    Anna Wollner
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1994 December 18

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Wollner, Anna, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    Tapes of Anna Wollner interview transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 5,1995 along with other interviews of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection, RG-50.106.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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