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Oral history interview with Alisa Brosan

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

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    Oral history interview with Alisa Brosan


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Alisa F. Brosan
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    interview:  1981 April 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    5 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Brosan, Alisa, 1932-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Alisa Brosan to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Oct. 2009. The collection was transferred to the Museum’s Oral History Branch in 2010.
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