My sister Matilda

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  • Photo taken in:
    Presov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    Independet State of Slovakia
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This is a photograph of my younger sister Matilda. The photo is from 1938, and was taken in Presov.

When she was two, my sister was made a ward of mine. I was supposed to take care of her. But she was a very active child, and would often fall on her nose. I didn't know how to keep an eye on her, for which my parents quite often punished me. Due to these countless falls, my sister had a bent and deformed nose. My father thought that precisely this would protect her from deportation. But in the end they deported her too, and as I've already said, she survived for three and a half years in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Interview details

Interviewee: Blanka Dvorska
Interviewer:
Zuzana Slobodnikova
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Matilda Friedmannova
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Presov
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia 1918-1938

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