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Oral history interview with Helen Lang

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0057

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    Oral history interview with Helen Lang


    Interview Summary
    Helen Lang, born in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (now Mukacheve, Ukraine), discusses the Hungarian annexation of the area; going to work in Budapest, Hungary, and supporting her family; visiting her family during Pesach in 1944, at which time the Germans came into the city and deported Helen and her family to Auschwitz-Birkenau; spending a month in Birkenau; being transferred with her sister to Stutthof, where Helen was made a Blockältester; being sent with her sister to Praust, where she was a maid for the SS guards; securing her sister as a Blockältester; the evacuation of the camp as the Russians neared Praust; being sent on a march and escaping with her sister and a friend; posing as Hungarian Gentiles; meeting a group of SS doctors who took them to Denmark to stay for the duration of the war; living in the Lübeck displaced persons camp in Germany; and moving to Prague, Czech Republic to reunite with her family.
    Helen Lang
    Sidney M. Bolkosky

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lang, Helen.

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Helen Lang. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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