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Hy Abrahms

Language: English

Jewish Survivor

Hy remembers his father's decision to hide the family after Jews were ordered to leave their homes. He recalls the betrayal of his family by a man they knew.

Gender: Male
DOB: Aug 15, 1924
City of birth: Novoselice
Country of birth: Czechoslovakia
Ghettos: Mátészalka (Hungary)
Camps: Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland), Ebensee (Austria), Mauthausen (Austria), Melk (Austria), Krakau-Plaszow (Poland)
Went into hiding: Yes
Other experiences: displaced persons camps

  • Hy Abrahms

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    Hy remembers his father's decision to hide the family after Jews were ordered to leave their homes. He recalls the betrayal of his family by a man they knew.

    Gender: Male
    DOB: Aug 15, 1924
    City of birth: Novoselice
    Country of birth: Czechoslovakia
    Ghettos: Mátészalka (Hungary)
    Camps: Auschwitz II-Birkenau (Poland), Ebensee (Austria), Mauthausen (Austria), Melk (Austria), Krakau-Plaszow (Poland)
    Went into hiding: Yes
    Other experiences: displaced persons camps

  • Marcia Spies

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    During the war, Marcia hid with a family with two older daughters who were very kind to her. This was a huge sacrifice this family took to keep Marcia in their home.

    Gender: Female
    DOB: Dec 12, 1929
    City of birth: Kaunas
    Country of birth: Lithuania
    Ghettos: Kaunas (Lithuania)
    Camps: Kauen (Kaunas, Lithuania)
    Went into hiding: Yes
    Other experiences: concealment of Jewish identity

     

  • Kristine Keren

    Language: English

    Jewish Survivor

    Kristine Keren remembers how she and her father escaped from the Lwów ghetto in Poland and spent fourteen months hiding in the sewers beneath the city.

    Gender: Female
    DOB: October 28, 1935
    City of Birth: Lwów (Poland)
    Country of Birth: Poland
    Ghettos: Lwów (Poland : Ghetto)
    Went into hiding: Yes
    Other experiences: ghetto escapes, roundup evasion

     

  • "Concentration Camps" or "Labor Camps" were facilities in which people were incarcerated on the basis of their political and/or religious beliefs or ethnicity, usually without regard to due process.

  • This theme focuses on how the Nazis forced large numbers of Jews into restricted housing areas, often enforced with walls, fences, and/or guard towers. Movement in and out of the ghettos was strictly controlled and violation was punishable by death.

  • These testimony segments focus on physical concealment (as an individual or part of a family) to avoid ghettoization, incarceration, deporation, or other forms of persecution

  • These testimony segments focus on descriptions of home life, family events, religious observances, and education before the occurrence of genocide.

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