Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Irene Hasenberg Butter - September 22, 1986


Dr. Irene Hasenberg Butter was born in Berlin in 1930 but moved to Holland with her family in 1937. In June 1943 the family was deported, first to Westerbork, a transit camp, and then in Feb. 1944 to Bergen-Belsen. The family managed to be included in an exchange transport in early 1945, using falsified Equadorian passports. During the transport her father died. The rest of the family were released and went to North Africa and later moved to New York City after the war ended.

  1. Family
  2. Amsterdam
  3. Outbreak of War
  4. Arrested
  5. Round-Ups
  6. Life in Amsterdam
  7. Deportation to Westerbork
  8. Westerbork
  9. Obtaining Passports
  10. Transport to Bergen-Belsen
  11. Arrival at Bergen-Belsen
  12. Conditions in Bergen-Belsen
  13. Departure from Bergen-Belsen
  14. Death of Father
  15. Switzerland
  16. Africa
  17. Immigration to America
  18. Reunited with Family
  19. Thoughts on Surviving

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