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Oral history interview with Heddy Spitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.228.54 | RG Number: RG-50.060.0054

Heddy Spitz, born in 1920 in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (Mukacheve, Ukraine), describes her family’s business running a grocery, a dance hall, and a restaurant; being driven out of their homes with 30,000 other Jews to a ghetto area for three weeks in May 1943; being sent to Auschwitz, where her mother and two of her sisters were immediately gassed; marching with her sisters to the East where they were able to separate themselves from Nazi marchers by hiding in a barn; being saved by Russian workers who allowed them to stay in their homes and because they had no numbers on their arms and could speak Russian; working in the fields until the Russians liberated them; registering in Germany to go to the United States after the war; opening a business in Phoenix, AZ; and having four children.

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Heddy Spitz
interview:  1988 January 03
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:09:51
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