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Oral history interview with Alosius Popper

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.96 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0096

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    Oral history interview with Alosius Popper


    Interview Summary
    Alosius Popper, born August 3, 1912 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his family and education; Regent Horthy killing Jews in 1923; the definition of being Jewish and Hungarian; his studies; working in the office of a flour mill 1930-1933; being called up to serve in the army in 1933; leaving the army; being called up into the Hungarian Army Labor battalion, where he was stationed first in Hungary and then in Ukraine in 1944; an incident on a train trip to Kiev where he was pretending to be an inspector; conditions in the work camp in the Ukrainian forest; being moved to Stanislawow in Poland (Ivano-Frankivs'ka, Ukraine), to Pinsk (Belarus), and then back to Stanislawow; being taken to Mohacs, Hungary, where he was demobilized and free to go home as a civilian wearing a yellow Star of David; being sent to Bor in Yugoslavia (Serbia); and going to Romania after the end of the war where he found relatives, whom he stayed with for three months.
    Alosius Popper
    Pierre Lang
    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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    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

    Corporate Name
    Hungary. Honvédség

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Alosius Popper 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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