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Oral history interview with Robert Reti

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.100 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0100

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    Oral history interview with Robert Reti


    Interview Summary
    Robert Reti, born April 29, 1936 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his life before the war; his first recollection of the war; his father being deported to a labor camp where he died; some of his other relatives who were deported; living in a Jewish house; a prominent Hungarian Nazi couple who lived in the same house and helped his grandfather and mother from being taken away by other Nazis; his mother testifying as a witness in a trial for this couple after the war, which spared them from being hanged; being moved into the ghetto on December 19, 1944; problems associated with moving back into the former Jewish house after the arrival of the Russians on January 15, 1945; going back to school after the end of the war; leaving Hungary in 1956; living in Vienna, Austria and then moving to the Dominican Republic in 1957, where he knew some relatives and studied industrial chemistry; moving to Australia in 1959; and marrying and having a son.
    Robert Reti
    Irene Stanbrook
    interview:  1990 December 02
    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.

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    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Robert Reti on December 2, 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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