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Oral history interview with Alex Heimler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.20 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0020

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Alex Heimler, born on May 16, 1924 in Vered, Hungary, describes his town as small with 30 or so Jewish families; his father’s wholesale grain business, grocery, and fuel depot; finishing high school, apprenticing as an automobile mechanic, and obtaining his certification in 1943; how after the Germans entered Hungary, he had to go to a labor camp and was put to work in a manganese mine; escaping from the camp after Hungary pulled out of the war on October 16, 1944; making his way to Budapest, Hungary and surviving the war under the protection of the Red Cross and the Swedish Legation; liberation and working for three months for the Russians, rounding up Nazi collaborators; returning to Vered in March 1945; and escaping in 1956 to Austria and immigrating to Australia the same year.

Interviewee
Alex Heimler
Date
1995 December 19  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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