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Oral history interview with Judith Shamir

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.37.22 | RG Number: RG-50.765.0022

Judith Weiss Shamir, born in Hungary, describes how before she was born in 1943 her father was forced to fight in the war; how her father was captured and placed in a prisoner of war camp; how her mother went into hiding with various Christian friends and realized she could not hide with a baby; how a resistance group helped her mother place her in the home of a non-Jewish woman; how Margit Polgar raised her as her own daughter in a village southeast of Budapest, Hungary; how Judith’s mother gave Margit a backpack with a secret compartment that held Judith’s papers concerning her true identity; how her mother and father survived the war and reunited in Oroshaza, Hungary; how they moved to Israel in 1948 and lost touch with Margit; moving to the United States in 1968; how her father located Margit in 1992 and she visited her; and how she now speaks to children groups about her experiences.

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Shamir, Judith
interview:  2006 February 09
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:54:12
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