I was there.
When the Allied forces approached Hamburg the slave labour camp was shut down and Livia and other prisoners were transported to the concentration camp Bergen-Belsen.
April 15, 1945 the camp was eventually liberated. Livia and Hédi were slowly recovering. Later on they were brought to Sweden in a Red Cross project called the Bernadotte transport.
Livia Fränkel (1927), Romania/Hungary
Livia talks about the liberation.
1) Listen to Livia as she talks about the liberation. Answer the question.
1a. How does Livia describe the liberation?
The Beginning of a New Life in Sweden
Livia talks about the beginning of a new life in Sweden.
2) Listen to Livia as she talks about the beginning of a new life in Sweden. Answer the question.
2a. How does Livia describe the arrival in Sweden?
The Camps are Liberated
Historical Context Section 1: Jewish Life in the Town of Sighet
Historical Context Section 2: Northern Transylvania is Transferred back to Hungary
Historical Context Section 3: German Occupation and Ghettoization of Sighet
Jewish Life in Northern Transylvania in a Historical Perspective
The Romanian Population in Northern Transylvania Following Occupation by Hungary and Nazi Germany