CZECHOSLOVAKIA - SURVIVOR OF GHETTO, DEATH AND LABOUR CAMPS. 

 

Magda Hilf was born in Czechoslovakia 1921. 

 

After the Nazi occupation in 1944, the family was driven to the nearby ghetto Satoraljaujhely, Hungary.

 

She was then deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, where her parents and sister were immediately gassed. 

 

Her sister’s two children, a 10 year old daughter and an 8 year old son, were also murdered upon their arrival. 

 

Magda’s 18 year old brother, Tibor, survived the initial selection but he was killed late on.

 

Magda was in Auschwitz till October 5th 1944 when she was taken to Markleberg, close to Leipzig, for slave labour. 

 

On April 13, 1945, she was forced onto death march and one month later, she and her group were liberated by the Soviet Red Army. 

 

She immigrated to Canada with her husband and daughter in 1953.

 

 

 

 

Jews in Czechoslovakia

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005688

 

Death March
http://www1.yadvashem.org.il/odot_pdf/Microsoft%20Word%20-%206260.pdf

 

Auschwitz

 http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/auschbirk.html

http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005189
Also http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/layman.html
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/auschbirk.html

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Auschwitz-Birkenau