Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Anne Eisenberg - May 11, 1982


An interview with Anne Eisenberg a Holocaust survivor, conducted by Charlene Green. Anne Eisenberg was born in Slatinske Doly, in Czechoslovakia. As a child, she and her family moved to Sighet. Following the Hungarian annexation of Sighet, Anne's father and brothers were conscripted by Hungarian authorities and sent away for forced labor. In 1944, Annie, along with her sisters, mother and aunt were placed in the ghetto in Sighet and then deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where only her and one sister survived. They were then shipped to the forced labor camp Gelsenkirchen and then to Sömmerda. They were liberated near Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1945. Anne was then placed in a DP camp near Linz, Austria. Following a return to Sighet, she immigrated to the United States.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Hungarian Annexation
  3. Hungarian Anti-Semitism
  4. Forced Labor
  5. Arrival in Auschwitz
  6. Disinfection
  7. Food
  8. Selektion
  9. Help from By-Standers
  10. Jewish Community in Sighet
  11. Religious Life
  12. Family
  13. Education
  14. Outbreak of War
  15. Relations with Non-Jews
  16. Ghetto in Sighet
  17. Transport to Auschwitz
  18. Conditions in Camp System
  19. Labor
  20. Punishment
  21. Sömmerda
  22. Liberation
  23. DP Camp
  24. Return to Sighet
  25. Immigration to America
  26. Anti-Semitism in America
  27. Talking About Experiences
  28. Reminders
  29. Conclusion

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