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Oral history interview with Isabelle Kun

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.851 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0851

The interview describes Ms. Kun's childhood in Czechoslovakia and in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Ms. Kun describes her first marriage in 1935, the couple's immigration to Romania and return to Czechoslovakia. She describes her deportation to Auschwitz in May 1944, her separation from her husband, whom she never saw again, and the terrible conditions at Auschwitz. Ms. Kun discusses her transfer to Birnbaumel, the forced labor she performed there, and the death march she endured in January 1945. She describes her liberation by Russian troops, her return to Prague, where she learned of the death of her mother, husband and many other family members, meeting her second husband in Prague, and their immigration to the United States in 1946.

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Isabelle Kun
Fred Eisner
interview:  1991 August 20
interview:  1991 December 10
4 videocassettes (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 09:53:00
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