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Oral history interview with Erwin Forley

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

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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.

Interviewee
Erwin Forley
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
1995 September 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes (60 min.).
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