Magda Blau - A Slovakian Jew on conditions in Auschwitz (59 mins)

Magda Blau was born in 1916 and grew up in a Jewish family in Slovakia. Interviewed in 1990, she speaks about her deportation to Auschwitz during the Second World War, and the SS selections and experiments in the camp. She describes solidarity among prisoners and her own position as a Kapo under Auschwitz SS chief garrison physician Dr Eduard Wirths. Magda Blau survived the death march from Auschwitz and was liberated by Soviet troops in spring 1945. After the war, she emigrated to Israel and later Australia.

Source: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum