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Oral history interview with Erwin Forley

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1200 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0018

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    Oral history interview with Erwin Forley


    Interview Summary
    Erwin Forley (b. Feuerstein) discusses his childhood in Košice, Czechoslovakia, (now Slovakia) and Munkacs, Hungary (now Mukacheve, Ukraine); his life in the Munkacs ghetto; his family's deportation to Auschwitz at the hands of Hungarian gendarmes; his work in Budy, a sub camp for farming near Auschwitz; his experiences with Kapos in Auschwitz, some of whom he describes as homosexuals; the evacuation of Auschwitz and liberation by Russian troops; his return to Mukacheve; his reunion with his mother and sister; and the family's life in the United States after 1946.
    Erwin Forley
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1995 September 19

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Forley, Erwin, 1927-

    Administrative Notes

    Tapes of the Erwin Forley interview were transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 1995.
    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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