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Oral history interview with Alice Jakubovic

Oral History | Accession Number: 2002.237 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0469

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

Alice Jakubovic, born in 1922 in Prešov, Slovakia, describes her childhood in an Orthodox household; how her life changed in 1939 when Jozef Tiso took over Slovakia and anti-Jewish laws came into place; her father having to give up ownership of his bakery to a Christian; having to register as a Jew named Sarah in Prešov and then being deported to Auschwitz; having to shave her entire body and getting a tattoo; working in the laundry, the sewing room, the gum fields, and on the nearby roads at Auschwitz; living in Block 10 and passing along rumors about what was going on there; having to go to the camp hospital when she became sick; her experiences helping and leading other prisoners at the camp; leaving Auschwitz on a death march in January 1945 and arriving in Ravensbrück; her liberation and return home; meeting her husband; and her reflections on how her experiences in Auschwitz shaped her life.

Interviewee
Alice Jakubovic
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2002 August 27  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
11 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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