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Oral history interview with Betty Migdol

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.93 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0093

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    Oral history interview with Betty Migdol


    Interview Summary
    Betty Migdol, born December 19, 1927, describes her childhood in Ruscova, Romania; her large family’s Hasidic orthodox life; her memories of the Hungarian invasion; her brother’s conscription into forced labor; how her life changed with the 1943 German invasion; her sister’s experiences passing as non-Jewish in Budapest; her deportation to a nearby town where she was put in a ghetto; Jewish relations with Ukrainian neighbors; wearing the Star of David badge; her deportation and life in Auschwitz; her separation from her family; her memories of fasting in Auschwitz during Yom Kippur; her deportation to the Weisswasser labor camp in Czechoslovakia in October 1944; conditions in the work camp run by the Wermacht; liberation by Russian forces on May 9, 1944; her experiences being smuggled into the American zone in Germany; life in displaced persons camp; and her return to Ruscova in 1984.
    Betty Migdol
    Anthony DiIorio
    interview:  1992 April 12

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Migdol, Betty, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    Anthony Dilorio, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Betty Migdol in Yonkers, NY on April 12, 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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