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Oral history interview with Paul Kalina

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

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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.

Interviewee
Paul Kalina
Date
1990 March 13  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette.
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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