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Oral history interview with Ernest Vamos

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2006.70.116 | RG Number: RG-50.583.0116

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    Oral history interview with Ernest Vamos


    Interview Summary
    Ernest Vamos, born December 31, 1911 in Rakoskeresztur, Hungary (XVII. Kerület, Budapest), describes growing up in Hungary before the war; acquiring his degree in Stuttgart, Germany in 1929; returning to Hungary after working a for a short time in Germany; witnessing the rise of Hitler; a failed attempt to flee Hungary in 1937; being sent to the Romania border to work as a forced laborer; returning home shortly after only to be called to perform forced labor again in Russia and then in Hungary; escaping forced labor and then acquiring Aryan papers; surviving the war in Hungary; leaving Hungary for Austria; and eventually immigrating to Australia in 1950.
    Ernest Vamos
    Irene Stanbrook
    interview:  1990 March 20
    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.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Vamos, Ernest, 1911-

    Administrative Notes

    The Australian Institute of Holocaust Studies conducted the interview with Ernest Vamos on March 20, 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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