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Oral history interview with Judith Shamir

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

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    Oral history interview with Judith Shamir


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Judith Shamir
    interview:  2006 February 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio

    Physical Details

    1 DVD : MPEG-4.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Shamir, Judith.

    Administrative Notes

    The interview was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 from Louise K. Freilich, on behalf of Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, Beachwood, Ohio.
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