Katalina Miselbach Litvak papers
The collection includes correspondence and documentation surrounding Imre and Magda Miselbach and their daughter Katarina and their experiences surrounding the Holocaust in Hungary and the Czech Republic. Correspondence includes letters written from Imre Miselbach in Črenšovci to Imre and Margit Szekely in Karcag in May 1944.
inclusive: circa 1944-2006
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Katalina Litvak
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Also in Katalina Litvak family collection
The collection consists of scrip, correspondence, and documents relating to the experiences of Magda Miselbach and her young daughter Katalin (later Katalina) in Hungary, in Karcag and Szolnok ghettoes, in Strasshof concentration camp, and Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp and of Imre Miselbach in Hungary, the Hungarian labor service, and Auschwitz, Dachau, and Muhldorf concentration camps during the Holocaust.
Theresienstadt scrip valued at 50 kronen received by the family of Katalin Miselbach when they were imprisoned in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp from November 1944-May 1945. In March 1944, Germany invaded Hungary. Magda Miselbach, pregnant at the time, and her parents Adele and Shmuel Lederman were forced into the Jewish ghetto in Karcag. Magda's husband Imre had been in a Hungarian labor battalion since 1939. Katalin was born in the ghetto on May 2. That summer, the family was transported to the Szolnok ghetto and then deported to Strasshof concentration camp near Vienna, Austria. In November, they were sent to Theresienstadt in German occupied Czechoslovakia, where Shmuel died. On May 9, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the camp. In June, Magda, Katalin, and Adele were repatriated to Hungary. They learned that Imre had been deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, and then to Waldlager V, a Muhldorf subcamp near Ampfing, Germany, where he died in May 1945.