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Olga Kovacs memoir

Document | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.0569 | RG Number: RG-02.238

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    Description
    Contains a memoir written in 1995 about life before the Holocaust in Salgótarján and Budapest (Hungary). At the age of 18 Olga Kovacs was deported from the Salgótarján ghetto to Auschwitz. In August 1944 she was taken to the Parschnitz camp, near Breslau/Wroclaw, to work in an AEG plant. She was liberated by the Soviet Red Army on May 8, 1945. Following the liberation she stayed for a while in Trautenau (Trutnov, Czech Republic) at another AEG plant, before returning to Hungary. She left Hungary in 1961, and after a brief stay in Vienna (Austria) she immigrated to the United States.
    Accretion: Letter: typed carbon copy, from Olga Kovacs, former inmate of the Auschwitz concentration camp, to President Gerald Ford regarding his visit to the camp site, where her father and eleven members of her immediate family were murdered on June 15, 1944; dated July 29,1975; in English; Letter with envelope: from President Gerald Ford sent in response to Olga Kovacs, further regarding his thoughts and prayers, and thanking her for sharing her memories; dated September 3,1975; in English
    Date
    1995
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Olga Kovacs

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    2 folders

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Material(s) in this collection may be protected by copyright and/or related rights. You do not require further permission from the Museum to use this material. The user is solely responsible for making a determination as to if and how the material may be used.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Topical Term
    Jews--Hungary.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Olga Kovacs donated the manuscript of her memoir to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives in Feb 1995. An accretion of correspondence was donated to the Museum in 2016 by Ms. Kovacs.
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    2023-02-24 14:16:36
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