• AJR Refugee Voices team

Weekly Round Up June 3

It was the week of the Jewish festival of Shavuot. We saw from our transcripts that several of our interviewees arrived in Auschwitz and other concentration camps during that festival, including Ibolya Ginsburg and her family. Here is her terrible memory of that day:


We were very sad to hear of the death of our interviewee Dr Gertrud Friedmann. Gertrud spent the war in hiding with her family in Slovakia. Her stories of lucky escapes, near-capture, living in forests and under assumed identities are vivid and compelling testimony.



We looked at the letter sent by the UK Home Office to John Farago's mother announcing the release of John's father from internment on the Isle of Man in 1941:



And we learned about the Viennese class for prospective domestics attended by Edith Argy before she came to the UK on a domestic visa in 1939:


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