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Oral history interview with George Hunter

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.79 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0079

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    Oral history interview with George Hunter


    Interview Summary
    George Hunter, born May 7, 1922 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his family background; attending an engineering high school; working in a German barbed wire plant and being exempt from labor camp until October 1943; being transferred to another camp where he did road work; staying in contact with his family through letters; being marched to the Carpathian mountains in Poland, and then back to Hungary after two months; being taken to Tiszalök, Hungary for a one month rest period in August 1944; not returning to the camp; walking east; going into the forest to hide; going back to a farmer who fed them before; being liberated by the Russians on the farm; going to Debrecen, Hungary, where he formed a family with other refugees; reuniting with his father in Budapest in May 1945; living in his family’s old apartment with his father until March 1947; living in Paris, France for six months; and immigrating with his father to Australia.
    George Hunter
    interview:  1990 May 05
    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.

    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
    Hunter, George, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with George Hunter on May 5, 1990 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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