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Oral history interview with Amiel Shomroni

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.145 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0145

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Amiel Shomroni, born in 1919 in Zagreb, Croatia, describes his family; joining the several youth movements, including Noar Echudi, Shomer Hatzair, and Bnei Akiba (Bnei Akiva); going to Palestine in 1939 but being sent back by the British; studying veterinary medicine; the Germans arrival in 1941 and his family being protected by General Kvatenik, who had been his father's patient; being arrested when the General was dismissed; how he, his wife, daughter, and father hid in a village near the Hungarian border; crossing the border and going by train to Budapest; getting papers to go to Szeged, Hungary; his immigration to Palestine through Romania and Turkey and via train through Syria; and his reflections on his experiences and why he believes he survived and others did not.

Interviewee
Amiel Shomroni
Date
1992 August 14  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-14 09:15:31
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