My sister Matilda

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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.

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Interviewee: Blanka Dvorska
Zuzana Slobodnikova
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Bratislava, Slovakia


Matilda Friedmannova
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Czechoslovakia 1918-1938

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