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Oral history interview with Erika Gold

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.8 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0008

Erika Taubner Gold, born in 1932 in Budapest, Hungary, describes her German governess; the Hungarian schools and its quota system for Jews; attending a Jewish school; how her parents listened to Radio Free Europe on short wave radio; the German occupation of Hungary; how all Jews were forced to wear the yellow Star of David; how her father had to close his store and work in a nearby camp; having to move to a smaller apartment; how she and her mother worked for a few weeks making soldiers’ uniforms; how her mother got her father a false visa so he could avoid deportation; how on December 1, 1944 Nazis came to the factory where she and her mother were working and put everyone in trucks; escaping from the trucks with her mother and hiding with a former housekeeper until liberation; being liberated by Russians and reuniting with her father; and immigrating to the United States in 1950.

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Erika Gold
interview:  2006 February 16
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio
Record last modified: 2020-07-27 15:22:21
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