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Oral history interview with Suzi Hidas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1991.A.0110.5 | RG Number: RG-50.266.0005

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

Suzi Hidas (née Schnabel), born in Győr, Hungary (near the Austrian border), describes the large Jewish community of approximately 8000 members; her well-off family; her father’s textile factory; being an only child and having a pleasant childhood; receiving a reformed but good Jewish education by a rabbi in public school; the war breaking out while her parents were in Switzerland; her parents returning home and deciding not to leave Hungary; her father being arrested and taken to a forced labor camp; being taken with her mother to a ghetto; being deported to Auschwitz; being taken with her mother to another camp in Germany near the Dutch border; being liberated by the Americans in 1945; being taken to a kinderheim, in Bergen-Belsen; returning home with her mother and attending school; her father’s death in a labor camp in Austria; getting married and moving with her husband to Israel; getting a job as a chemist at a university; and her son, who is a doctor in Israel.

Interviewee
Suzi Hidas
Interviewer
The Honorable Hadassah Rosensaft
Date
1991 October 23  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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