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Oral history interview with Lenci Farkas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.316 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0316

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Lenci Farkas (née Zisovits), born in 1922, describes her experiences after April 1944, when she was taken with her family to a ghetto near her home town of Korolevo (then Hungary, now Ukraine); being transported to Auschwitz a month later; her experiences at Auschwitz; being witness to atrocities and enduring terrible conditions; the death march from Auschwitz, from which she escaped with two of her sisters; working for the Russians until the war ended; getting married and having her first child; fleeing from Communist rule to the United States in 1949; returning to her home town a few years before the interview; and the troubling emotions the visit inspired in her.

Interviewee
Lenci Farkas
Date
1990 November 06  (interview)
1990 December 11  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:33
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