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Oral history interview with Irving Wolf

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.346.80 | RG Number: RG-50.031.0080

Irving Wolf, born in October 1915 in Chust, Czechoslovakia (now Khust, Ukraine), describes being the youngest of his six brothers and one sister; attending cheder and public school; antisemitism in the public school; his mother’s store; being drafted into the Czech Army in 1938-1939; the German occupation in 1939 and being an interpreter for the Germans for a few weeks; being called to the Hungarian Army for six weeks; going to Budapest, Hungary; being in jail for 18 months from 1941-1942; escaping from a Hungarian concentration camp; being arrested and escaping again; the survival of his brother’s children, who were hidden and passed as Catholics; the ghetto and Judenrat (Jewish council) in Budapest; being deported with his parents to Auschwitz-Birkenau; getting sick after fasting on Yom Kippur; being liberated in Mauthausen; being taken to the hospital; working odd jobs after his release; and the importance of educating children about the Holocaust.

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Irving Wolf
interview:  1987 August 30
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:31:57
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