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Oral history interview with Anna Patipa

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.579 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0579

Anna Patipa describes her childhood in Perecin, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine); her experiences with antisemitism; the Hungarian occupation of her town in 1941; the loss of her family's business and other hardships; her brother and brother-in-law's conscription into forced labor in Poland and Russia; her deportation to Auschwitz with her family in April 1944; conditions at the train station before deportation; conditions during deportation; her family's arrival at Auschwitz; the selection process; her experiences in Birkenau, Theresienstadt, Bergen-Belson, and Salzwedel concentration camps; her liberation; her reunion with her sister; her life in Czechoslovakia until 1950; her escape to Austria; and her immigration to Canada and the United States with her husband and children.

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Anna Patipa
Howard Felson
Elliot Kessler
interview:  1989 February 23
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:05
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