Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Edith Roth - March 28, 1982


Edith Roth was born in Uzghorod Czechoslovakia, which was annexed to Hungary in 1938. Following the German invasion of Hungary in 1944, Edith and her family were placed in the ghetto in Uzghorod and then shipped to Auschwitz-Birkenau, where her mother and two of her siblings were killed. Separated from their father, Edith and two of her sisters were eventually sent to a forced labor camp in Bruntál, Czechoslovakia, where they were liberated. After liberation, Edith spent time in a Displaced Persons Camp in Bamberg, Germany. She immigrated to the United States in 1950.

  1. Introduction
  2. Life Before the War
  3. Life Under Hungarians
  4. Fate of Family Members
  5. Life Under Hungarians Part II
  6. Life in Uzghorod Ghetto
  7. Transport to Auschwitz
  8. Arrival at Auschwitz
  9. Life in Auschwitz
  10. Escape from Crematorium
  11. Life in Auschwitz Part II
  12. Fate of Parents
  13. Life in Auschwitz Part III
  14. Medical Experiments
  15. Helping Ill Sisters in Camp
  16. Selection for Transfer to Bruntál
  17. Life and Work in Bruntál
  18. Fleeing of Nazis During Liberation
  19. Differences in Guards Between Camps
  20. Mental Effects from Experience
  21. Talking About Experiences
  22. Life After Liberation
  23. Leaving Czechoslovakia
  24. Coming to the United States
  25. Life with Kids in Detroit

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