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Oral history interview with Felix Horn

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0294

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Felix Horn, born in Lublin, Poland on August 8, 1920, describes growing up in a middle-class family that lived in a primarily Gentile neighborhood; wanting to become a doctor despite his parents’ wish for him to become a professional violinist; attending a Catholic high school but only experiencing antisemitism outside of school; moving to Rivne, Ukraine and then Lwów, Poland (L'viv, Ukraine) to study medicine after the war began; going to a labor camp in Lwów in 1941; running away to Zolochiv, Ukraine but getting caught by Ukrainian guards; escaping back to L'viv and then to Lublin, where he found his family; being deported with his family to Majdanek in November 1942; escaping from Majdanek and sneaking into the Warsaw ghetto with his friend Lucine and her younger brother; marrying Lucine and going to the Aryan side using false identification obtained with help from the Polish underground and the Home Army; Lucine working while he built a hiding place; moving to Pruszków, Poland after the Warsaw ghetto had been largely emptied; staying with a farmer and organizing a secret Polish school; moving to Wroclaw, Poland to study; encountering more antisemitism among his students than he did before the war; living with Lucine in Vienna, Austria for two years; and immigrating to the United States in 1950.

Interviewee
Felix Horn
Interviewer
Sandra Bradley
Date
1994 July 19  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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