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Oral history interview with Gerta Bennett

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.97 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0097

Gerta Bennett, born December 26, 1913 in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia (Plzen, Czech Republic), describes her father and husband (neither of whom survived the war); being in Prague, Czech Republic when the war began in 1939; living in the Łódź Ghetto with her parents-in-law and husband from 1940 to 1943; leaving the ghetto August 25, 1944 and being deported to Auschwitz with her mother-in-law and husband; going to Stutthof in 1944 then Dresden, Germany; escaping from Dresden in February 1945; going to Prague and being liberated by Russians in May 1945; living in Stockholm, Sweden in the fall of 1946; immigrating to Australia in 1946; living in Melbourne; and remarrying and having one child.


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Interviewee
Gerta Bennett
Interviewer
Phillip Maisel
Date
interview:  1996 September 03
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:47:30
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