Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Lola Taubman - December 22, 2009


Lola Taubman was born on July 15, 1925 in Svalava, Czechoslovakia. After the Germans invaded, Lola was sent to the Munkacs ghetto where she worked in a brick factory. From the ghetto she was sent to Auschwitz where she worked on the Trägerkommando. After a death march from Auschwitz, Lola spent time in several camps including Ravensbrück, Malchow and Leipzig-Schönefeld. After liberation, Lola reunited with her aunt and uncle and eventually moved to the United States.

  1. Introduction
  2. Family
  3. Going to School in Munkacs
  4. Hungarian Occupation
  5. Relations with Germans
  6. Munkacs Ghetto
  7. Being Transported to Auschwitz
  8. Life in Auschwitz
  9. Forced Labor
  10. Entertainment in Camp
  11. Death March
  12. Ravensbrück
  13. Food and Health in Camp
  14. The Uprising
  15. Daily Life in Auschwitz
  16. Thoughts on Being Jewish
  17. Relations with Other Inmates
  18. Liberation
  19. Life After Liberation
  20. Work After the War
  21. Bombing in Camp
  22. Being Ill
  23. Having False Papers
  24. Help from Jewish Organizations
  25. Memories
  26. Meeting Husband
  27. Sharing Story
  28. Importance of Sharing Story
  29. Sharing Family Photos
  30. Conclusion

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