Diary, of woman from Hungary who was an agricultural forced laborer in Austria
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Diary, written between 1944 and 1945, by an unidentified Jewish woman, originally from Brno, Czechoslovakia, but a longtime resident of Budapest, who had been arrested by the Hungarian and German occupation forces in Serbia, where she had sought refuge, and then sent to a succession of camps and forced labor sites between the summer of 1944 and the spring of 1945. She describes her experiences in exile in Subotica (Szabadka), Serbia; the worsening situation for Jews there in the spring of 1944, her arrest and transport to camps at Bácsalmás (Hungary) and Strasshof (Austria), and then her assignment as a forced laborer at two farms in Lower Austria, near Gmünd and Grosspertholz, prior to her return to Strasshof and deportation to the Bergen Belsen concentration camp. In the entries, addressed to "Jovanku," she describes most of these events in retrospect, as well as providing descriptions of daily life at the time of her writings, primarily when she was an agricultural forced laborer in the summer and fall of 1944. Her last entry, after her transfer to Bergen Belsen, is in March 1945.
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