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Oral history interview with Robert Kertesz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1996.A.0352 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0037

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    Oral history interview with Robert Kertesz


    Interview Summary
    Robert Kertesz, born in 1933, discusses his childhood in Budapest, Hungary; antisemitism in Budapest; his family; his religious upbringing; being stuck in Hungary due to travel restrictions; his father being conscripted into the Hungarian Army; the Hungarian Nazis and Arrow Cross Party members in his neighborhood; the increasing antisemitism and abuse; how the ghetto grew in 1943; finding safe houses for children; escaping from the ghetto after his parent’s deportation; hiding in his Christian aunt’s home; returning to Budapest to escape violence; returning to the ghetto; living conditions in the ghetto; liberation by the Soviets; looting by the Soviet Army in the city; working as a guide and interpreter for Russians; his parents’ return; living in a displaced persons camp; immigrating to the United States in 1948; and his life in the U.S.
    Robert Kertesz
    Esther Finder
    interview:  1996 August 07

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kertesz, Robert, 1933-
    Corporate Name
    Nyilaskeresztes Párt

    Administrative Notes

    Esther Finder, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on August 7, 1996 in Ft. Washington, MD.
    Funding Note
    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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