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Oral history interview with Shony Alex Braun

Oral History | Accession Number: 1990.419.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0036

Shony Alex Braun, born on July 14, 1930 in Transylvania, Romania (possibly Cristuru Secuiesc, Romania), describes his family and early childhood; learning to play the violin at age five; the occupation of his town by Hungarian forces in 1940 and by the Germans in 1944; being deported to Auschwitz in May 1944; his transfer into the Natzweiler (Struthof) camp system in France and then to Dachau, where American forces liberated him in April 1945; his immigration to the United States in 1950; and becoming a professional composer and violinist.


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Interviewee
Shony A. Braun
Interviewer
Linda G. Kuzmack
Date
interview:  1990 July 09
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
5 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection