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Oral history interview with Francis Akos

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0183 | RG Number: RG-50.549.02.0021

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Francis Akos, born on March 30, 1922 in Budapest, Hungary, discusses his current occupation as the assistant concert master in Chicago, IL and traveling through Europe with the Chicago symphony; living in the transit camp Neuengamme; how music helped save his life in the camp; surviving the bombing of the ship Cap Arcona; being a violinist for the British officers club; trying to survive in post-war Budapest, Hungary; living in Berlin, Germany; immigrating to the United States; his family life in Chicago; his feelings during his business trips back to Europe; and his views on religion.

Interviewee
Mr. Francis Akos
Interviewer
Gary Covino
Date
1998 September 23  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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