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Oral history interview with Lily Spitz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.24 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0024

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    Oral history interview with Lily Spitz


    Interview Summary
    Lily Spitz discusses her childhood in Satu Mare, Romania; her family life; her religious upbringing; the changes she observed after 1939, the increased antisemitism, and the difficulty in attending school; the changes she experienced when her region became part of Hungary in 1944; her family's deportation to a ghetto and the conditions there; her experiences during her family's deportation to Auschwitz in the spring of 1944; the selection process, and her entry into the camp; her experiences in Auschwitz, the work she performed, and the many selections she endured; her transfer by train to Mauthausen in early 1945; being liberated; the medical care she received from the United States Army; her reunion with her surviving siblings and their return to Romania in July 1945; her marriage and family; their immigration to the United States in 1964; and their life in the US.
    Lily Spitz
    interview:  1999 May 05
    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

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Spitz, Lily.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Lily Spitz on May 5, 1999. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes 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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