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Oral history interview with Ivan Becker

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1259 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0016

Ivan Becker, born in 1929, discusses his childhood in Budapest, Hungary; his memories of the "hanging priest of Budapest" who killed Jews for refusing conversion to Christianity; the Nazi invasion of Hungary; harsh restrictions on Jews; his father who was sent to Buchenwald; being sent on a death march with his mother from Budapest towards Austria; being separated from his mother and never seeing her again; his life in hiding; his experiences in an unnamed ghetto; his return to Budapest after liberation; his time in a displaced persons camp in Bad Gastein, Austria; his immigration to the United States as a "war orphan" in 1946; and his adjustment to life after the Holocaust and success in business.

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Becker, Ivan
Schwartz, Gail
interview:  1995 January 18
3 sound cassettes (60 min.).
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:59
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