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Oral history interview with Jenny Reynard

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.353 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0353

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Jenny Reynard discusses her childhood in Velke Kapusany, Czechoslovakia (later Hungary, now Slovakia); her religious upbringing; her public school education; her family life; the changes she experienced beginning in 1943; her father's work in Hungarian labor battalions; the arrival of the Germans in 1944; her family's deportation in early 1944 to a ghetto in Husak, Slovakia; their subsequent transfer by cattle car to Auschwitz; the selection process; being separated, along with her older sister, from her mother and sister; her experiences in Auschwitz; the food; the work; the help she gave to her sister; being transferred to another labor camp where she and her sister worked in a munitions factory; the work she performed there; being transferred to Terezin; being liberated by the Soviet army; her life in Czechoslovakia after the war; moving to Israel in 1949; immigrating to the United States in 1954; her life in America.

Interviewee
Jennie Reynard
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
2000 June 07  (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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