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Oral history interview with Pal Rosza

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.114 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0114

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Pal Rosza, January 20, 1925, discusses his memories of early pre-war life in Budapest, Hungary; his family life; his father who was a freemason and language teacher; how his family celebrated high holidays and Sabbath despite being non-religious; his oldest sister’s activities in the Communist movement, which led to her arrest; his sister’s contraction death from TB; his inability to attend university in 1943 because of laws restricting enrollment; his memories of the German invasion on March 19, 1944; his memories of forced labor beginning in June 1944 in Northern Transylvania; his work on a railroad with other Jews, Romanians, and Serbs in the camp; liberation by Romanian and Russian forces on October 19, 1944; his return to Budapest; the Arrow Cross takeover; the death of family members during and after the Holocaust; and his time in university after the war.

Interviewee
Pal Rosza
Date
1992 June 18  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette (90 min.).
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:01:24
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