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Oral history interview with Miryam Weiszer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.354 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0354

Miryam Weiszer, born in Miskolc, Hungary on January 20, 1928, describe her five sisters; her family interacting well with their Jewish and non-Jewish neighbors; attending school; their large extended family; the Nazis entering the village on March 19, 1944; people going into hiding; being sent to Auschwitz and the selection process, during which her mother was selected for execution; being sent to Allendorf an der Lumda, where she found better work, living conditions, and participated in various cultural activities; being sent on a death march to Bergen-Belsen and being liberated by Americans; developing friendships with the Americans; traveling to Niedergrentzebach and Ziegenhain, where she encountered the Jewish Brigade; immigrating with her sister, Bracha, to Palestine after many unsuccessful attempts; being sent to a detention camp in Cyprus, where Miryam led a life of activism; meeting heroes of the Kibbutz movements and various Jewish leaders, including Hertzfeld, Ben-Gurion, and Golda Meir; arriving in Israel in the midst of the War of Independence; traveling to Kibbutz Afikim and settling there until the kibbutz was evacuated during the war; and settling in Kibbutz Hahotrim, where she has endured many family tragedies.

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Miryam Weiszer
interview:  1999 November 11
12 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:50:13
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