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Oral history interview with Hannah Jankovic

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.700 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0700
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The interview describes Ms. Jankovic's childhood in Czechoslovakia; the occupation of her town first by Hungarian Nazis in 1939, and then by Germans; being forced to move into a ghetto; and the family's deportation to Auschwitz in cattle cars. Ms. Jankovic describes her experiences upon arrival at Auschwitz, her separation from every family member but her sister, her encounters with Josef Mengele, and witnessing transports being sent to the gas chambers. She describes her transport, with her sister, to Gross Rosen concentration camp, then to several subcamps of Neuengamme, the terrible conditions there, her experiences with forced labor in an underground factory, and the several death marches and other hardships she and her sister endured. Ms. Jankovic discusses her liberation from the woman's camp at Salzwedel by British and French troops, and witnessing the deaths of liberated prisoners from too much food. She discusses her life after the war, her reunion with her brother and sister, settling in Ústí nad Labem Region of Czechoslovakia, her marriage, and immigration to the United States.

Interviewee
Hannah Jankovic
Date
1991 June 07  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:22:38
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