Marianne describes her family background.

INT: Marianne?

ML: Yes?

INT: Thank you for agreeing to talk to me this afternoon. Tell me about yourself; where you were born and what life was like before the war.

ML: Well I was born in Hungary; Debrecen was the name of the city I was born in. Hungary is Eastern Europe, next to Austria. I’m telling you this because some people don’t know where Hungary is. I was born in 1931 and before the war it was pretty normal. I was born in a middle class Jewish family and we didn’t really mix much with non-Jewish people and I think I lived in a Jewish area because I went to a Jewish school, a Jewish primary school.

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