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Oral history interview with Paul Kalina

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.25 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0025

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    Oral history interview with Paul Kalina


    Interview Summary
    Paul Kalina, born April 29, 1910 in Beregszasz, Czechoslovakia (Berehove, Ukraine), discusses his schooling and family life; being called up to the Czech army at Košice; being mobilized in March 1938; being sent back to Beregszasz in November 1938 when it became a Hungarian territory; the imposition of antisemitic laws; being conscripted into the Hungarian army for eight months; being sent to Transylvania to a forced labor camp in 1940; returning home; being sent to a different camp in 1941 and then being sent home again; being transported to a labor camp on the Don River on the Russian front in June 1942; the retreat of the Hungarian and German armies in January 1943; the Jewish laborers deciding to stay behind; being taken prisoner by the Russians; being marched to Chrobonoboje prison camp; a typhus outbreak; staying in the hospital from May to December of 1943; working in the forest; being sent to Lager 101 for punishment after assaulting a Russian soldier; returning to the forest camp after four months; leaving the camp on June 4, 1944 for Satagura; fighting in the Czech army; settling in Prague in 1946; and immigrating to Australia.
    Paul Kalina
    interview:  1990 March 13
    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

    1 sound cassette.

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    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
    Kalina, Paul, 1910-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Paul Kalina 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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