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Atlanta, Georgia
July 24, 2006
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Eva Chajmovitz Baron is a Hungarian Holocaust survivor. She was born and raised in Huszt, Hungary (at the time of her birth it was in Czechslovakia). Her father was a prosperous businessman and a respected member of the Jewish community. The Jews of Hungary were heavily persecuted but not deported until May 1944. One day, when Eva was 12 years old she and her entire family were pushed into a temporary ghetto and then put on a train for Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Auschwitz, Eva was separated from her immediate family and never saw them alive again. Eva spent five months in Auschwitz until the camp was evacuated in late 1944 and she was selected for labor in a camp in Germany. In Germany Eva worked in a munitions factory near Leipzig. From Liepzig Eva and her fellow prisoners were marched to Theresienstadt, where they were dumped without any food. When she was liberated by the Russians, Eva was too weak to move and near death from dysentery. After the war Eva made her way to Prague and then to Budapest. She found her mother's sister alive and in January 1947 she emigrated to New York. She eventually ended up in Miami Beach where she attended the University of Miami. She moved to New York and went into nursing. She married her husband, Murray Baron, in 1948 and they have two daughters, Andrea and Pamela. Today Eva lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Eva discusses her family and childhood, the Jewish presence in Huszt, her family's deportation and arrival at Auschwitz, her separation from her family and subsequent survival in Auschwitz-Birkenau and camps in Germany and Czechoslovakia. She discusses her encounter with Josef Mengele and day-to-day life in Auschwitz-Birkenau including the starvation and abuse and the emotional impact it had on her later life.

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Eva Chajmovitz Baron - Oral History

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