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Oral history interview with Marika Somogyi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1078 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1078

Marika Somogyi, born in 1933, discusses her childhood in Budapest, Hungary; her education in a private school; her family life; her experiences with antisemitism; her memories of German soldiers marching through the city and confiscating some of her family's goods; her parents' anxiety about the Germans; her family's decision to hide her in a Catholic convent; her new identification papers; her experiences while living in hiding; the many times she had to move to a different convent to avoid capture by the Nazis; the measures she took to blend in; being liberated by the Soviet Army; her reunion with her parents; her life after the war; and her escape from Hungary to the United States with her husband.

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Marika Somogyi
K. Fisher
interview:  1996 August 28
2 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: 2022-07-28 20:13:28
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