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Oral history interview with Kitty Fisher

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.214.57 | RG Number: RG-50.617.0057

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    Oral history interview with Kitty Fisher


    Interview Summary
    Kitty Fischer (née Haas), born July 12, 1927 in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia (now Czech Republic), describes her family’s background; her childhood and education; attending a Jewish secondary school and a convent school during the German occupation; being taken to Sered, Slovakia on September 13, 1944; being transported to Auschwitz for four weeks in October 1944; being transferred to Merzdorf (Marciszów, Poland) and working in a weaving factory from November 1944 to May 1945; her decision to emigrate; studying sociology in Czechoslovakia; going from Prague, Czech Republic to Genoa, Italy and immigrating to Australia in 1949; being married from 1954 to 1960; having one son; working for Radio Free Europe in Munich, Germany from 1968 to 1970; living in Israel from 1973 to 1975; working in Darwin, NT from 1975 to 1976 after the cyclone; her relationship to Judaism; and settling in Sydney in 1984.
    Kitty Fischer
    interview:  1985 June 05
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Sophie Caplan

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    7 CD-ROMs.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Fischer, Kitty, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    Ms. Sophie Caplan
    Sophie Caplan donated her interview with Kitty Fisher 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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