Michael Weiss was born in Kascony, Czechoslovakia in 1924. Michael recounts his experiences under the Czechoslovakians, Hungarians, and Germans, both before and during the Second World War. In 1944, Michael and his family were relocated from Kascony to the Hungarian ghetto of Beregszàsz (Berehovo). From Beregszàsz, Michael and his family were deported to Auschwitz, where his mother was killed by the Germans. From Auschwitz, Michael and his father were moved to Buchenwald and then on to Zeitz. Michael was eventually liberated by the American Army, but his father died in Buchenwald. After the war, Michael married in Vienna, Austria and moved to the United States with his wife to start a new life and a family.
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