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Oral history interview with Shoshana Deutsch Hartman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.365 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0365

Shoshana Hartman, born in Hajduböszörmény, Hungary in 1935, describes being the youngest of five daughters; antisemitism; finishing fifth grade in a one-room Jewish school; her religious and liberal family; her maternal grandparents immigrating to Palestine and sending them papers so they could join them in Palestine, but the certificates were intercepted by Kastner and given to others; entering the ghetto around the time of Shavuot in 1944; being transferred to Debrecen, Hungary to a brick factory; being sent to Strasov (Strasshof); working in the fields in Józefów, Poland; being transferred to a weapons factory (formerly a glass factory) in Attnang, Austria; contracting a contagious children’s disease and being sent to another city, Gemünd; being transferred to Theresienstadt in March 1945; her first encounter with inmates who had been in Auschwitz; liberation and reuniting with her entire nuclear family in Budapest, Hungary; life under the Russians and her education; her family immigrating to Israel; detentions by the British; and her life in Israel.

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Shoshana D. Hartman
interview:  2000 January 13
5 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 09:50:15
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