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Oral history interview with Bill Rooz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1473 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1473

Bill Rooz describes his childhood in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia; the Hungarian occupation starting in 1938; the increased antisemitism the Jewish community experienced; his move to Miskolc, Hungary; the Nazi invasion of Hungary in March 1944; his brother's deportation; his own experiences working for the underground; his discovery, arrest and deportation to a prison camp in Budapest called Gujto Foghaz; his escapes; using a false identity; his rearrest and eventual deportation to Mauthausen; the miserable conditions there; his liberation in May 1945; his return to Miskolc; his decision to leave Hungary; his experiences in a displaced persons camp in Graz, Hungary; his immigration to the United States; his career and marriages; his moves to Hungary and then Sweden; and his involvement in Holocaust survivor projects.


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Interviewee
Bill Rooz
Interviewer
Anne G. Saldinger
Date
interview:  2006 March 08-2006 September 18
Language
English
Extent
7 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:25:42
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