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Oral history interview with Nicholas Halmay

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.19 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0019

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Nicholas Halmay, born January 15, 1922 in Kosice, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), discusses his family background; attending Budapest University; being sent to Siebenburgen labor camp when he was conscripted to the Hungarian labor service in October 1943; being attached to the German Organization TODT in January 1944; being sent to work in the Stuhlweissenburg camp in Székesfehérvár, Hungary; the conditions of the camp and its inmates; working in the paymaster’s office until October 1944; his childhood before the war in Kosice; the conditions in Kosice in April 1942 when he left for Budapest University; the German Army taking over Hungarian companies on March 19, 1944; escaping the camp using false papers when the Arrow Cross ordered all Germans to leave; returning to the camp, but being unable to get his job back; being taken to Schattendorf, Austria on October 18, 1944; being transported to Mauthausen; conditions in Mauthausen; the Kapo system; an incident in the sick bay in Schattendorf; being marched to Gunskirchen camp in Austria; conditions in the camp; being liberated by the American Army; walking to Wels, Austria; losing consciousness and being taken to a hospital near Linz, Austria; returning to Kosice; and finding his sister alive.

Interviewee
Nicholas Halmay
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes.
Credit Line
Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:17
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