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Oral history interview with Marie Sendreová

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.A.0445.9 | RG Number: RG-50.444.0009

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

Marie Sendreova, born in 1927 in Medzev, Slovakia into a Romani family, describes her mother, who died in childbirth; being raised by her grandmother near Kosice, Slovakia; traveling with her grandmother to Kosice to visit relatives in 1942 when they were arrested; being brought with her grandmother to a transit camp and then transported by train to Terezin concentration camp; hearing music as she walked from the railway station to the camp; being transported six months later to Ravensbruck concentration camp in Germany and music playing again as she walked to the train station; being transported again, this time without her sick and dying grandmother, to Buchenwald, a concentration camp in Germany; contracting typhus; being liberated and being found by a male prisoner who she had once helped and going with him to Czechoslovakia, where they got married; moving to Kunovice, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), which was her husband's hometown; her husband’s death and remarrying; and moving to Cemice, Czechoslovakia (no longer exists).

Interviewee
Marie Sendrejova
Date
1997 June 17  (interview)
Language
Czech
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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