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Oral history interview with Magda Silberman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.126 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0126

The interview describes Ms. Silberman's childhood in Pavlovo, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine); the occupation of her town by Hungary; antisemitism that she and her family experienced; and the occupation of her town by Nazi troops. Ms. Silberman describes the gathering of the Jewish citizens and their deportation to Auschwitz-Birkenau in April 1944. She describes her arrival, the selections by Dr. Mengele, and her experiences while at Auschwitz. Ms. Silberman discusses the death march she endured in January 1945 to Ravensbrück and Leipzig; her liberation in May 1945; and her immigration to the United States in 1948.

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Magda Silberman
Judith Antelman
interview:  1992 August 26
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:49:03
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