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Oral history interview with Miriam Silberschatz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.990 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0990

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The interview describes Ms. Silberschatz's childhood in Budapest, Hungary; her memories of her father being sent to a labor camp; hearing rumors about concentration camps; and the Nazi invasion of Hungary in March 1944. Ms. Silberschatz describes being forced to wear the yellow star, being fearful for her safety, and in October 1944 being rounded up and sent to Bergen-Belsen. She describes her transport via cattle car, her experiences in Bergen-Belsen, Gelenau and Mauthausen (Gusen) where she was overcome by starvation and ill treatment. Ms. Silberschatz discusses the liberation of the camp in April 1945, being reunited with her family, her marriage and children, and their immigration to the United States in 1956.

Interviewee
Miriam Silberschatz
Date
1989 November 14  (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 11:28:32
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