Oral history interview with Esther Weisz Grun
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- Esther W. Grun
2005 December 15-2006 May 08
1 CD-ROM : WMA.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dorothee von Huene-Greenberg
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Also in Esther Weisz Grun oral history collection
Includes a CD-ROM of audio interviews with Esther Weisz Grun conducted from December 15, 2005 until May 8, 2006 and a DVD of a video testimony recorded at Pace University in Pleasantville, NY ca. 2009.
Date: 2005 December 15-2009
Esther Grun discusses being raised in Hungary; her early schooling; wearing the gold star once the Germans took over; her parents and the philosophies that they taught her; being sent to Auschwitz; being sent to Ravensbruck; how she lost her whole family to the gas chambers at Auschwitz; the conditions in the camps; the different types of forced labor that she did; the way the prisoners were treated by the guards; the children at Ravensbruck; being chosen for a work detail in a munitions factory near Leipzig, Germany; the bombing of the munitions factory; being sent on a death march; how she escaped by hiding in a barn and being taken in by a woman on a nearby farm; being taken to the town square and having it announced that she and the other two girls with her were available for work; working on a nearby farm; hearing that Hitler was dead and that they were free; leaving the farm to walk home and being picked up by a Red Cross truck; being in a hospital then being sent to a sanatorium in Czechoslovakia after the war because she had TB; making it home and finding only her aunt had survived; the reasons she tells her story; her Jewish faith and praying in the camps; and her thoughts on the emergence of the Nazi movement and human cruelty.