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Oral history interview with Maria Brieger

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.11 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0011

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    Oral history interview with Maria Brieger


    Interview Summary
    Maria Brieger (née Deutsch), born December 19, 1931, discusses her childhood in Budapest, Hungary; her extended family; speaking German at home; studying Hebrew and English at school; attending an orthodox Jewish school and then gymnasium; antisemitism in Hungary; the start of the German occupation of Hungary on March 19, 1944; her father’s store getting taken over by Prime Minister Miklos Kallay’s brother; Raoul Wallenberg organizing fake Red Cross homes in Budapest; caring for children in a home; recovering from an illness brought on by dirt and lice; the death of her mother and father; the liberation of Budapest by Russian forces on January 18, 1945; living with her maternal grandmother after the war; her husband, who was liberated from Bergen-Belsen; living in Nyiregyhaza, Hungary for 25 years; and the Communist government takeover of her family’s store in 1952.
    Maria Brieger
    Anthony DiIorio
    interview:  1992 March 29

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Brieger, Maria, 1931-

    Administrative Notes

    Anthony Dilorio, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Maria Brieger in Brooklyn, NY on March 29, 1992.
    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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