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Oral history interview with Viliam Fried

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0073

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Viliam Fried, born on October 25, 1919 in Ložin, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia), describes his family and childhood; the death of his father when he was five and a half years old and his mother working as a nurse to support the family; working in the Battah factory and teaching in the Department of Chemistry; joining the Czechoslovakian Army on November 1, 1938; the Hungarian invasion and being forced with his family and other Jews to move to Uzhhorod, Ukraine; being forced to go to a railroad labor camp in 1940; being sent on a transport to on May 4, 1942 that eventually took him to Treblinka; escaping from the camp into the forest and joining the partisan movement; the end of the war; and discovering that most of his family had survived.

Interviewee
Viliam Fried
Interviewer
Benjamin Plotkin
Date
1992 April 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:55:43
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