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Oral history interview with George Havas

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0420 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0378

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    Oral history interview with George Havas


    Interview Summary
    George Havas, born in 1929 in Mukacheve, Czechoslovakia (now Ukraine), describes the Hungarian takeover of his town after the Germans took the Sudetenland; his father no longer being allowed to practice medicine; the German takeover of Mukacheve in March 1944; his transport to Auschwitz on May 15, 1944; learning after the war that his father had died in the Sonderkommando uprising in Auschwitz; being transferred to Mauthausen and then to Ebensee, where he stayed for one year until liberation; working in the tunnels at Ebensee, where he was able to make contacts and bring back news; the death of his brother and several of his friends in Ebensee; his liberation on May 6, 1945 and leaving for Prague on June 7; and immigrating to the United States in 1947.
    Mr. George Havas
    Neenah Ellis
    interview:  1996 August 26

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Havas, George, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    Neenah Ellis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with George Havas on August 26, 1996.
    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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