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Oral history interview with Stephen Dachi

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0057

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    Oral history interview with Stephen Dachi


    Interview Summary
    Stephen Frank Dachi, born in April 1933 in Budapest, Hungary, describes his early childhood; the death of his parents when he was young and moving to Timişoara, Romania to be raised by his grandparents; Russian troops entering Timişoara during the summer of 1944; taking shelter in an abandoned synagogue until 1945; immigrating to Canada in 1948 to live with an aunt and uncle; receiving a degree in dentistry from the University of Oregon in 1956; founding a dental college at the University of Kentucky at Lexington in the early 1960s; becoming a deputy director of the Peace Corps in 1967; serving as a foreign service officer with the United States Information Agency in 1972; becoming the Consul General of Brazil during the early 1980s; being informed that the remains of Josef Mengele, who was rumored to have been hiding in Brazil since the end of the war, had been found on June 6, 1985; specialists from Brazil, Germany, Israel, and the United States announcing the remains were Mengele's but still being skeptical; spending the next four years decoding Mengele's diary and interviewing dentists who had worked on Mengele; and providing the conclusive evidence that the exhumed remains did, in fact, belong to Josef Mengele because of dental x-rays and knowledge of Mengele's specific root canal problems.
    Stephen F. Dachi
    Linda G. Kuzmack
    interview:  1990 November 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Administrative Notes

    Linda Kuzmack, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Stephen Dachi on November 19, 1990.
    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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