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Oral history interview with Frank Darvas

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

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    Oral history interview with Frank Darvas


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Frank Darvas
    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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    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
    Darvas, Frank, 1923-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Frank Darvas 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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