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Oral history interview with Tom Veres

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0238

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    Oral history interview with Tom Veres


    Interview Summary
    Tom Veres, born in 1923 in Budapest, Hungary, describes his family and developing an interest in photography; not experiencing any serious restrictions on his life until the German occupation of Hungary in 1944; being ordered to work in labor camps and factories; escaping after a few months and contacting the Swedish legation, where he met Raoul Wallenberg in October 1944; staying in Budapest and, using his training in photography, becoming active in Raoul Wallenberg's efforts to rescue the Jews of Budapest; making copies of and taking photographs for Schutzpässes; and immigrating to the United States in 1956.
    Tom Veres
    Raye L. Farr
    interview:  1992 June 22
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Tom Veres retains copyright of the interview. Interview cannot be used for sale in the Museum Shop. Interview cannot be used by a third party for creation of a work for commercial purposes.

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    Administrative Notes

    Raye L. Farr, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Tom Veres on June 22, 1994. This interview is one of 51 oral histories included in the Miles Lerman Center for the Study of Jewish Resistance.
    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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