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Oral history interview with Lilly Schwarz Gach

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0077

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

Lilly Schwarz Gach, born in Budapest, Hungary, describes her family and childhood; visiting Vienna in her youth and experiencing antisemitism; the beginning of the war in 1939 and seeing her husband sent to a labor camp in 1940 for a few months; her husband’s participation in the local Jewish community council; living in a “Jewish house” with several other families and attaining a schutzpass from the Swedish government; hearing on the radio that Auschwitz and other death camps existed; moving into a Swedish protection house with her husband and daughter and meeting Raoul Wallenberg; Russian troops liberating Budapest; returning to her family’s apartment and discovering the fate of her family; and immigrating to the United States in the spring of 1947.

Interviewee
Lilly S. Gach
Interviewer
Holly Snyder
Date
1991 December 09  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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