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Oral history interview with George Reich

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.97 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0097

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    Oral history interview with George Reich


    Interview Summary
    George Reich, born September 21, 1921 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his family and school; learning a trade; antisemitism at school; hearing about Dachau; contemplating leaving Hungary; being called up to Nagykáta labor garrison in 1942, where he worked building an air field for the Hungarian air force in Szentkirajszabadja; being marched to Ukraine, where he had to build bridges, and how the garrison was taken over by German soldiers; planning to escape; ending up in a hospital in Budapest, where he was issued a paper stating he was “unfit” so he did not have to serve as a laborer anymore; the start of the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944; joining and escaping a battalion; making his way back to Budapest, where he went into hiding; being taken to a railway yard on November 28, 1944 with 10,000 other people; Raoul Wallenberg arriving and calling for those who have Schutz passes to go with him, and how George went with him even though he did not have a Schutz pass; Wallenberg taking George and 100 others to a Swiss safe house; going back to his job of making bags after liberation; how most of his family survived; marrying on October, 7, 1945; and leaving Hungary and moving to Australia in 1949.
    George Reich
    Anita Fisher
    interview:  1990 October 06
    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
    Reich, George, 1921-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with George Reich 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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