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Oral history interview with Francis Akos

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

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    Oral history interview with Francis Akos


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Mr. Francis Akos
    Gary Covino
    interview:  1998 September 23
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Akos, Francis, 1922-

    Administrative Notes

    Gary Covino, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the interview with Francis Akos on September 23, 1998.
    Funding Note
    The production of this interview was made possible by Jeff and Toby Herr.
    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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