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Oral history interview with Nicholas Halmay

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

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    Oral history interview with Nicholas Halmay


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Nicholas Halmay
    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.

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Permission must be obtained from the University of Sydney, Archive of Australian Judaica for any type of use other than research.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Halmay, Nicholas, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Nicholas Halmay for the Twelfth Hour Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in April 2006 from the State Library of New South Wales where the collection is housed.
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