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Oral history interview with Alisa Brosan

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.214.18 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0018

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Alisa Brosan (née Weinberger), born in 1932 in Senta, Yugoslavia (now in Serbia), discusses her childhood and education; experiencing mild antisemitism until it intensified with the Hungarian invasion in April 1941; the German takeover just before Passover in 1944; being sent with her family to Szeged, Hungary in April 1944 then Baja camp; her father’s death in Auschwitz; being sent with her remaining family to Ganserndorf, Austria (Strasshof concentration camp) and Ulrichskirchen, Austria; returning to Senta after the war; going through Arad, Romania and Varnal, Bulgaria to board the “Pan York”; staying in a detention camp in Cyprus; arriving in Israel in June 1948; living in Tel Aviv and New York; her immigration to Australia in 1959; living with her sister in Waverley; working for Wills tobacco; her thoughts on Germans and Germany; and her Jewish identity and not feeling religious.

Interviewee
Alisa F. Brosan
Interviewer
Ms. Sophie Caplan
Date
1981 April 22  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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