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Weiss, Helen
Helen Weiss [sound recording]
[Dearborn, Mich. : University of Michigan--Dearborn], c2004
Location Call Number Status
 Audios/2nd Flr  D804.3 .W4346 2004  v.1 pt.1    AVAILABLE
 Audios/2nd Flr  D804.3 .W4346 2004  v.1 pt.2    AVAILABLE
 Audios/2nd Flr  D804.3 .W4346 2004  v.2    AVAILABLE
Subject Weiss, Helen -- Interviews
Subject(s) Holocaust survivors -- United States -- Interviews
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Hungary -- Personal narratives
Concentration camp inmates -- Interviews
Subject Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Physical Description 2 sound discs (ca. 102 min.) : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 transcript (57 leaves : col. map ; 29 cm.)
Note - System Details Compact disc
Note Recorded on June 1, 2004
Summary An interview with Helen Weiss, a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Dr. Sidney Bolkosky, Professor of History at the University of Michigan--Dearborn. Helen Weiss, born Helen Kleinman, was born in the small village of Dovitzkova. The rural nature of Dovitzkova left many members of Helen's family victim to disease including typhoid fever. At three months of age, her parents separated and Helen went with her mother, but at age seven, her mother contracted typhoid fever and Helen joined her father and stepmother. When Helen was 20, the Hungarians invaded the city of Munkacs where Helen and her family were living. Helen details the invasion of Hungarian, Czech, and Russian troops, and the relocation of her family to Auschwitz. After nearly starving to death over the span of several months in Auschwitz, Helen was able to escape with several other women. She made her way to Bucharest and then Prague where she was reunited with the family. Shortly after, she met the man who would be her husband, and after having two children, they relocated to the United States. Helen's daughter, Dina Weiss, also participates in the interview
Series Holocaust survivor oral histories
Alternate Author Weiss, Dina
Bolkosky, Sidney M
University of Michigan--Dearborn

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