Hanka Pressburg
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Hanka Pressburg

Hanka Pressburg (1920-2011) was born in Czechoslovakia. She survived nearly four years in Nazi concentration camps, but her newly-wedded husband, Fricek Weil, her brother and parents were murdered. She was liberated from Bergen-Belsen by the British at the end of the war. She returned to Prague, and in 1947, married George Pressburg and moved to New Zealand to start a new life. 

"I survived three and a half years in Nazi camps, including Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belson. My parents, younger brother and the man I married just before we were transported to our first camp, did not. The Germans came to Czechoslavakia in 1939 and nothing was ever the same for me again". Read Hanka Pressburg's story

Watch a video about the "Auschwitz to Aotearoa: Survival in Nazi Concentration Camps" exhibition featuring Hanka's story:


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