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Oral history interview with Hana Fuchs Krasa

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.209 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0479

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Hana Fuchs Krasa, born in 1923 in Karlsbad, Germany (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic), discusses her childhood; the changes she experienced in 1938; the German occupation of Prague and her father losing his job; her family taking in refugees from Austria and Germany; the confiscation of family property; being expelled from school in 1939 and becoming a dressmaking apprentice; her family's attempts to immigrate; her refusal to go on the Kindertransport without her older brother; the enforcement of anti-Jewish restrictions in Prague; her deportation to the ghetto in Theresienstadt; how the mother of a friend took care of her in Theresienstadt by getting her a job in a factory and preventing her deportation to Poland; becoming an agricultural worker in Theresienstadt and smuggling food into the ghetto; her parents' arrival in Theresienstadt; her father's execution and her mother's deportation to Auschwitz; musical concerts and theater in Theresienstadt; visits by the Red Cross and her refusal to be rescued, so she could stay and wait for her parents to return; her liberation by the Soviet Army in May 1945; returning to Prague and reuniting with her brother; her job as a secretary in Prague; and meeting her husband Edgar and getting married.

Interviewee
Mrs. Hana Krasa
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2003 September 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
9 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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