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Oral history interview with Linda Breder

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.258 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0258

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Linda Breder describes her childhood in Stropkov, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia); the onset of war in 1939; increasing antisemitism and anti-Jewish measures; her arrest in 1942 by Hlinka guards; her transport to Auschwitz, which was the first female transport; the intake measures at the camp; working in Kanada; stealing clothes and food; the increasingly terrible conditions in Auschwitz; learning that her family had perished in the gas chambers; the death march in January 1945 to Ravensbruck; how she escaped and hid in a barn; her liberation by the Soviet Army; her experiences after the war; learning the fates of her large extended family; returning to Czechoslovakia; meeting her husband; having a family; and immigrating to the United States in 1966.

Interviewee
Linda Breder
Interviewer
Judith Backover
Sandra Bendayan
Judith Heim
Russell Kassman
Irwin Unger
Date
1991 June 26  (interview)
1994 February 07  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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