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Oral history interview with Miriam Weisz Stillmann

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2017.284.6 | RG Number: RG-50.986.0006

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    Oral history interview with Miriam Weisz Stillmann


    Interview Summary
    Miriam Weisz Stillmann (nickname “Buba”), born March 8, 1926 in Gherla, Romania, describes her family and childhood; moving with her family when she was three years old to Cluj, Romania; her four siblings; speaking Hungarian at home; the German invasion of Poland; the Jews being required to wear the Jewish star; two soldiers taking her family from home; spending five days in a train; arriving at Auschwitz in May 1944 and having her head shaved; wearing a uniform; receiving a tattooed number on her arm; life at the camp; becoming friends with others in barracks; never learning the fate of her parents; cutting and carrying wood for labor; learning German and being given cigars for translating to German; her encounter with Dr. Mengele; walking from Auschwitz to Bergen-Belsen; being sent to Unterluss; working in a porcelain factory; being liberated by the English; the physical condition upon libration; being taken care of by the English along with her sister, Itzu; taking a boat from Switzerland with missionaries to Veracruz; meeting their sister Bella when they arrived at Veracruz; living with her sister for two years; attending Beth Itzhak Synagogue in Mexico City; her two daughters; and her reflections on her experiences during the Holocaust.
    Miriam Weisz Stillmann
    Dr. Yael Siman
    interview:  2017 September 09
    creation: Mexico City (Mexico)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yael Siman on behalf of Nenemi Paxia - Sinergias Educativas A.C.

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    Personal Name
    Stillmann, Miriam Weisz.

    Administrative Notes

    Dr. Yael Siman donated the oral history interviews of the Voces del Holocausto en México collection to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum beginning in July 2017. Dr. Siman produced the interviews for an educational resource at her civic association in México, Nenemi Paxia - Sinergias Educativas A.C.
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