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Oral history interview with Rose Fixler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.51 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0051

Rose Fixler (née Szold), born on July 29, 1921 in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (now Mukachevo, Ukraine)discusses her family; being the seventh child of eight children (her siblings were Suryankus, Ecka Suri, Malka Schindell, Yosef (survived), Gertel, Pearl, Barish); the Hungarian occupation beginning in November 1938; her family being forced into a ghetto in March 1944; the liquidation of the ghetto in May 1944; being sent to Auschwitz with her family; the deaths of her mother, father, and two nieces; being transferred to the Roma barracks in Birkenau; being in Birkenau for eight months; being sent to a textile factory in Frengal in Czechoslovakia (possibly camp Freudenthal); learning to sew; being liberated by the Russians; returning home; going to Prague, Czech Republic, where she stayed for two years; getting married; her husband’s factory, which was taken over by the communists; going to Sydney, Australia in July 1949; starting her own sewing factory; their one son and eight grandchildren; and moving to Melbourne.

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Rose Fixler
Geri Kras
interview:  1996 May 01
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..