Livia Hirschfeld (1938 - 1944)

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Livia Hirschfeld
1938 - 1944
updated July 17, 2019
Livia Hirschfeld was born in 1938 in Vác, Hungary. She died in 1944 at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Brzezinka, Małopolskie Poland at age 6.

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Birth

Livia Hirschfeld was born in in Vác, Hungary 2600

Death

Livia Hirschfeld died in at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, 12 Ofiar Niemieckiego Faszyzmu, in Brzezinka, Powiat oświęcimski County, Małopolskie Poland 32-600

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Hungarian

Religion

Jewish

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Livia Hirschfeld passed away in 1944 at Auschwitz II-Birkenau, Brzezinka, Małopolskie Poland at age 6. She was born in 1938 in Vác, Hungary. There is no information about Livia's family or relationships.
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1938 - 1944 World Events

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In 1938, in the year that Livia Hirschfeld was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1940, Livia was just 2 years old when in July, Billboard published its first Music Popularity Chart. Top recordings of the year were Tommy Dorsey's "I'll Never Smile Again" (vocal Frank Sinatra) - 12 weeks at the top, Bing Crosby's "Only Forever" - 9 weeks at the top, and Artie Shaw's "Frenesi" - 12 weeks at the top.

In 1941, at the age of just 3 years old, Livia was alive when in his State of the Union address on January 6th, President Roosevelt detailed the "four freedoms" that everyone in the world should have: Freedom of speech, Freedom of worship, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear. In the same speech, he outlined the benefits of democracy which he said were economic opportunity, employment, social security, and the promise of "adequate health care".

In 1942, by the time she was only 4 years old, due to World War II, automobile production in the United States was stopped on February 1st. A tire rationing program had begun the month before. Detroit - the main hub of car manufacturing - was ordered to free up assembly lines for military production. The president of the Automobile Manufacturers Association said “The automotive industry is in this war all the way". Some dealerships had to close and others expanded their repair shops. The used car market boomed (as did a black market in used cars).

In 1944, in the year of Livia Hirschfeld's passing, on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

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