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Oral history interview with Frank Darvas

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.61 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0061

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Frank Darvas, born April 13, 1923 in Szentgal, Hungary, discusses his family and his background; antisemitism before and during the war; his employment from 1941 through 1944; being forced to work at a labor camp at Koszeg starting in March 1944; living in a ghetto starting in May 1944; being deported to Auschwitz in July; hearing about camp escapees and plans for resistance; escaping the death march to Germany; crossing to the Russian side of the front; returning to Veszprem and Szentgal at the end of the war; attending university in Budapest from September 1945-1949; being taken to a Communist labor camp for six months; illegally fleeing to Munich, Germany through Austria; immigrating to Australia in 1957; and marrying and having children.

Interviewee
Frank Darvas
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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:53:39
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