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Oral history interview with Peter Schey

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

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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.

Interviewee
Peter Schey
Interviewer
Pierre Lang
Date
1990 May 10  (interview)
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 10:59:57
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