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Oral history interview with Gitta Buchwald

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.52 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0052

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    Oral history interview with Gitta Buchwald


    Interview Summary
    Gitta Buchwald (née Rosenbaum), born in 1933 in Eisenstadt, Austria, discusses her family’s background; losing her parents when she was a young child; being raised by her maternal grandparents in Eisenstadt, Austria; her grandfather’s arrest in March 1938; going with her grandmother to Vienna, Austria and receiving assistance from the Jewish community; contracting tuberculosis and being placed in a convent with a hospital; staying in the hospital for over two years; the deportation of her grandmother; the attack of the mother superior by Gestapo; being sent to Theresienstadt, where she survived until the end of the war; being sent to England and adopted by a German-Jewish couple; the early deaths of her adopted parents; getting married to an academic; and immigrating to Australia in 1948.
    Gitta Buchwald
    interview:  1984
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    4 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Buchwald, Gitta, 1933-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Gitta Buchwald 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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