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Oral history interview with Alex Heimler

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

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    Oral history interview with Alex Heimler


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Alex Heimler
    Pauline Rockman
    interview:  1995 December 19

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Heimler, Alex, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on December 19, 1995, in Melbourne, Australia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum acquired the tape of the interview in July 1996.
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