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Oral history interview with Anna Hanusova-Flachova

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0426

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Anna Hanusova-Flachova, born in 1930 in Moravia in Czechoslovakia, discusses her childhood; antisemitism that she encountered in school; the German occupation of Czechoslovakia; her parents' decision to send her oldest sister to Palestine; German restrictions on Jews; continuing religious practices during the occupation; being part of the first deportation to the Theresienstadt ghetto in November 1941; being separated from her father and living with her mother and sister in the barracks; moving to a children's home after a year; her schooling in the ghetto and extra-curricular activities; the importance of music to her in the ghetto; the unsanitary conditions and hunger in the ghetto; her sister's deportation to the Auschwitz concentration camp; the deportations of many of her friends from the children's home; the Red Cross visit to Theresienstadt; liberation and the return of her sister and brother from concentration camps; a typhus epidemic that broke out in Theresienstadt right before liberation and her time recuperating in a sanatorium; returning with her family to Brno, Czechoslovakia; and the difficulties her family encountered rebuilding their lives after the war.

Interviewee
Ms. Anna Hanusova-Flachova
Interviewer
Randy M. Goldman
Date
1996 February 12  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).