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Oral history interview with Gitta Buchwald

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

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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.

Interviewee
Gitta Buchwald
Date
1984  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 CD-ROMs.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan
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