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Oral history interview with Erika Bence

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.186 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0186

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    Oral history interview with Erika Bence


    Interview Summary
    Erika Charlotta Bence, born March 11, 1928 in Spišská Nová Ves, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), describes her parents and brother; attending school for six years; learning to be a dental assistant; living in Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) in 1942; fleeing to Závažná Poruba, Slovakia in August 1944; hiding in a bunker; the Germans occupying the nearby village and getting caught; being sent to a collection camp and doing forced labor; being sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp in January 1945; liberation; going to Bratislava, Slovakia in July 1945; returning to Spišská Nová Ves; going to Liptovský Mikuláš in January 1946; living in Prague, Czech Republic; going to Vienna, Austria in October 1949; immigrating to Australia in 1950; living in Melbourne; and getting married and having one child.
    Erika Bence
    Phillip Maisel
    interview:  1999 September 14

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Bence, Erika, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on September 14, 1999, in Melbourne, Australia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview in October 1999.
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