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Oral history interview with Ivan Becker

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

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    Oral history interview with Ivan Becker


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Ivan Becker
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1995 January 18

    Physical Details

    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Becker, Ivan, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    The tapes were transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in February 5, 1995, along with other interviews from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum oral history volunteer collection, RG-50.106.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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