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Oral history interview with Thomas Kramer

Oral History | Accession Number: 2006.70.89 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0089

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Thomas Kramer, born August 18, 1934 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his family and childhood; the early part of the war before the German occupation of Hungary; his ignorance of the Holocaust; the start of the German occupation on March 19, 1944; the people brought to labor camps, including his father in August 1944; hearing that both he and his mother were to be deported to a camp; going to an orphanage which was protected by either the Swedish or the Swiss rather than be deported; the Arrow Cross arriving and bringing everyone from the house to the ghetto; being rescued by Wallenberg; going with his mother into hiding with friends; the Russians arriving and moving in; learning about the death camps and the loss of family members; and immigrating to Australia with his family.

Interviewee
Thomas Kramer
Interviewer
Mrs. Kayla Szumer
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 10:58:14
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