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Oral history interview with Yetta Maimon

Oral History | Accession Number: 2018.150.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0962

Yetta Maimon, born in 1924 in Veretski, Czechoslovakia (now Nyzhni Vorota, Ukraine), discusses her siblings; her father’s work fixing dishes; being raised in a very traditional Jewish home; her brothers, who were sent to an uncle in Budapest, Hungary to learn the watch trade; the transfer of their area to Hungarian control in the late 1930s; conditions for the Jews under Hungarian occupation; the German occupation beginning in 1944; how local Hungarian boys would point out Jewish homes where there were young girls; her elder sister sleeping in the barn for safety; a German soldier entered their house and molesting her mother; being sent with her family to the ghetto in Munkacz (now Mukacheve, Ukraine); being transported with her family to Auschwitz; being separated from her parents at the entrance to Auschwitz and never seeing them again; being in Auschwitz with her sister; being transported with her sister to Stutthof; her sister losing her will to live and dying about a week before liberation; her brother who was in a labor brigade surviving the war; leaving Hungary after the war; living in Paris, France for about a year; and immigrating to the United States.


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Interviewee
Yetta Maimon
Interviewer
Ina Navazelskis
Date
interview:  2018 April 22
Geography
creation: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.