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Oral history interview with Joseph Ronec

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0586.94 | RG Number: RG-50.407.0094

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    Oral history interview with Joseph Ronec


    Interview Summary
    Joseph John Ronec, born June 1, 1924 in Topol'cany, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia), describes his family; being expelled from high school; Jews having to wear the Star of David; living as a refugee with false identification papers in Budapest, Hungary from 1942 to 1944; being sent to the Hungarian-Slovak border (possibly Salgótarján, Hungary); being transported to Auschwitz in May 1944; being sent to Buna (Monowitz concentration camp), working as a slave laborer for I.G. Farben; going to Buchenwald in transit from January 28 to February 1945; being sent to various camps in Germany between February and April 1945, including Buchenwald and Theresienstadt; returning home in June 1945; living in Prague, Czech Republic; living in France from April 1951 to August 1953; going to Melbourne, Australia in September 1953; and getting married and having three children.
    Joseph Ronec
    Phillip Maisel
    interview:  1996 August 27

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Ronec, Joseph, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre conducted the interview on August 27, 1996, in Melbourne, Australia. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview as an accretion to its July 1996 collection purchase.
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