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Oral history interview with Toby Stern

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0439 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0005

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    Oral history interview with Toby Stern


    Interview Summary
    Toby Stern, born in 1920, discusses her childhood in Viseu de Mijloc, Romania; her strict religious upbringing; marrying at age 18; living in Bukovina, Romania with her husband when the war broke out; the first pogrom in their village; hiding in the woods for two weeks; atrocities committed against the Jewish community; moving to Hungary; the birth of her first child; her husband’s conscription into Hungarian forced labor in 1942; the premature birth and death of her second child; being sent to Auschwitz; giving away her young child to an older woman during the selection process; living conditions in Auschwitz; learning about the gas chambers and her child’s death; being taken on a forced march in January 1944; arriving in Ravensbrück; living conditions in Ravensbrück; liberation; rumors of rape by Soviet soldiers; experiences at a displaced persons camp in Germany; returning to Viseu de Mijloc after the war; learning of her husband’s death; reuniting with her brothers; remarrying; moving to Paris, France; her husband’s smuggling operation; his arrest; their flight to Germany; immigrating to the United States; adjusting to life in the U.S.; her children; her feelings about how much loss she’s had to endure; and her war-time experiences and the effects on her life.
    Toby Stern
    Joe Richman
    interview:  1997 July 07
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (74 min.).

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Stern, Toby, 1920-

    Administrative Notes

    Joe Richman, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Toby Stern in New York, N.Y.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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