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Oral history interview with Ernest Vamos

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

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.


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Interviewee
Ernest Vamos
Interviewer
Irene Stanbrook
Date
interview:  1990 March 20
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.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:23:55
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