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Oral history interview with George Pick

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0354 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0084

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    Oral history interview with George Pick


    Interview Summary
    George Pick, born in Budapest, Hungary on March 28, 1934, describes his very large extended family; his father losing his job in May 1939 and being sent on labor brigade in September 1940 for three months; seeing German tanks in the streets on March 9, 1944 and the subsequent anti-Jewish laws after including wearing the yellow star and not being allowed to attend school after April; his father having to leave again; being ordered to move to special Jewish houses in the summer of 1944; the air raids in Budapest and the massive bombings on July 2, 1944; his father’s return; he and his mother joining his father in hiding in a uniform factory building in November 1944; the factory being raided December 2, 1944 and bribing their way out; being taken to a Red Cross building and running away; going to the ghetto on December 14, 1944 and his father being in the ghetto police; the siege of Budapest; Wallenberg saving Jews from a massacre in January 1945; liberation; starting school; his Bar Mitzvah in 1947; attending university; going to Austria and then the United States, where his uncle lived; working for the Navy as mechanical engineer and retiring in 1996; his three marriages and not having children; and his commitment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
    George Pick
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  1997 November 13

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    4 sound cassettes (74 min.).

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    Administrative Notes

    Gail Schwartz, a volunteer for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted this interview on November 13, 1997, in Arlington, Va. The interview was transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum on November 13, 1997.
    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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