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Oral history interview with Rose Fixler

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

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    Oral history interview with Rose Fixler


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Rose Fixler
    Geri Kras
    interview:  1996 May 01

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Keywords & Subjects

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    Fixler, Rose, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on May 1, 1996, in Melbourne, Australia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum acquired the tape of the interview in July 1996.
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