Jewish survivors of the Holocaust

Abraham, Elizabeth (1 of 3) Holocaust Survivors Centre Interviews

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:47:32

  • Shelf mark

    C830/045

  • Subjects

    Camp experiences

  • Recording date

    1998-07, 1998-10

  • Is part of (Collection)

    Holocaust Survivors Centre Interviews

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home

  • Interviewees

    Abraham, Elizabeth, 1931- (speaker, female)

  • Interviewers

    Lackmaker, Nomi (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Born 1931 in Hajdúdorog, Hungary. Daughter of physician who moved to Hajdúdorog from Budapest. Family orthodox and very observant. Both grandfathers rabbis. Family language Hungarian. Account of relationships with non-Jewish neighbours. Memories of incidents of anti-Semitism. Recollection of envy on the part of non-Jewish villagers. Description of family house. Description of roles of parents and male and female children. Memories of extended family. Description of elementary and secondary schools. Secondary school in 1942, account of pro-German attitudes and remarks by teachers. Description of learning to read Hebrew and of celebration of festivals. Account of father’s wish to emigrate to Palestine. Account of childhood games and favourite books. Account of period immediately before German occupation. Memory of men being conscripted and sent to Russia. Account of parents listening in secret to the BBC and EA acting as a lookout.

  • Related links

    Voices of the Holocaust - link to learning materials based on the moving stories of Jewish Holocaust Survivors on the British Library Website

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