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Oral history interview with Clara Markovits

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.21 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0021

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    Oral history interview with Clara Markovits


    Interview Summary
    Clara Markovits describes her childhood in Budapest, Hungary and Satu Mare, Romania; the increase in antisemitism after the Hungarians seized parts of Romania; her family's deportation to a ghetto in Satu Mare after the Nazi German invasion of Romania in 1944; her family’s deportation to Auschwitz, where she remained from June until October 1944; her subsequent work in a bomb factory near Dresden, Germany from October 1944 until her liberation by the Russians in May 1945; her father's and sister's deaths at Auschwitz and her thoughts of suicide; the aftermath of the bombing of Dresden; her postwar experience in a hospital at Terezin, Czech Republic; her life in Romania and Hungary until her immigration to the United States in 1962; and the emotional and psychological effects of her wartime experiences on her postwar life.
    Clara Markovits
    interview:  1999 May 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Markovits, Clara.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Clara Markovits on May 19, 1999. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in August 1999.
    Funding Note
    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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