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Oral history interview with Peter Schey

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.102 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0102

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    Oral history interview with Peter Schey


    Interview Summary
    Peter Schey, born September 13, 1934 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his family; his education; the beginning of the German occupation of Hungary in March 1944; his father being sent to work camps in Budapest and then deported; being forced to move to a Jewish house in Budapest; his mother obtaining a Swedish residential pass, after which his family moved to a Swedish safe house run by Raoul Wallenberg; seeing a Swedish official stopping the Hungarians from shooting Jews; the Russian army entering and liberating Budapest in early 1945; moving back to his original home; a food shortage; moving to Gyöngyös, Hungary until late 1949; his brother escaping to Austria, from where he migrated to Australia; his family’s failed attempt to escape to Austria, for which they were imprisoned by the Russians in Budapest; and his family’s successful attempt to escape to Austria, from where they sailed to Australia.
    Peter Schey
    Pierre Lang
    interview:  1990 May 10
    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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    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
    Schey, Peter, 1934-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Peter Schey 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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