Ella Schlanger oral history interview

Material Information

Ella Schlanger oral history interview
Series Title:
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Uniform Title:
Holocaust & genocide studies oral history projects
Schlanger, Ella, 1930-
Lockler, Tori Chambers, 1976-
Florida Holocaust Museum
University of South Florida Libraries -- Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
University of South Florida -- Library. -- Special & Digital Collections. -- Oral History Program
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Fla
University of South Florida Tampa Library
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Physical Description:
1 sound file (46 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Czechoslovakia ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Hungary ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Ukraine ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Florida ( lcsh )
Genocide ( lcsh )
Crimes against humanity ( lcsh )
Oral history. ( local )
Online audio. ( local )
interview ( marcgt )
Oral history ( local )
Online audio ( local )


Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Ella Schlanger. Schlanger was born in 1930 in a village near Mukachevo in Ruthenia (present-day Ukraine), Czechoslovakia. Schlanger was eight when Ruthenia was annexed by Hungary, but her childhood continued fairly normally until 1944, when the Hungarians began deporting the Jewish population. Her family's Passover dinner was interrupted by soldiers who took them to a brick factory, where they stayed for a month until they were taken to Auschwitz. Upon arrival, the men were separated from the women, and another prisoner warned Schlanger's mother to say that her daughter was sixteen. Dr. Mengele was selecting prisoners that day and sent her mother to the gas chambers and Schlanger to the camp. She was reunited briefly with her father and brother, but then they were separated again; that was the last time she saw them. In Auschwitz, Schlanger worked sorting clothing and other items from the prisoners. After a few months, the Nazis began moving them to other camps. Schlanger went to a labor camp near Breslau, Gross-Rosen, Mauthausen, and Bergen-Belsen, where she was liberated by the British. After the war, she returned home to look for her father or brother, but after a month concluded that they were dead. Schlanger then moved to Prague with her cousin and cousin's fiancee, Lilly Salcman, also a Holocaust survivor.
Interview conducted August 5, 2010.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by Tori Chambers Lockler.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
026080868 ( ALEPH )
698083915 ( OCLC )
F60-00035 ( USFLDC DOI )
f60.35 ( USFLDC Handle )

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Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

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