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Oral history interview with Magda Auerbach

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.293.1 | RG Number: RG-50.728.0001

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Magda Auerbach, born in 1928 in Užhorod, Czechoslovakia, describes growing up comfortably in an Orthodox Jewish family; being forced to wear the yellow star; her family being kicked out of their home after Passover; moving to a camp; being transported by freight train to Birkenau-Auschwitz; her experiences in Birkenau-Auschwitz before being moved again to a labor camp with her sisters where they cleared the rubble of bombed factories; transferring to a number of other camps; taking part in a death march and sleeping in stables; and realizing the war was over on May 9, 1945 when she and the other people on the death march saw the guards had abandoned the stable.

Interviewee
Magda Auerbach
Interviewer
Peter T. Auerbach
Date
after 1990  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WMA.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter T. Auerbach
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:37:52
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