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Oral history interview with Alosius Popper

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

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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.

Interviewee
Alosius Popper
Interviewer
Pierre Lang
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 10:59:12
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