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Oral history interview with Gerta Bennett

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

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    Oral history interview with Gerta Bennett


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Gerta Bennett
    Phillip Maisel
    interview:  1996 September 03

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Bennett, Gerta, 1913-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on September 3, 1996, in Melbourne, Australia. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview as an accretion to its July 1996 collection purchase.
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