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Oral history interview with Pal Rozsa

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

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    Oral history interview with Pal Rozsa


    Interview Summary
    Pal Rozsa, 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.
    Pal Rozsa
    interview:  1992 June 18
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Rózsa, Pál, 1925-2011.
    Corporate Name
    Nyilaskeresztes Párt.

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project conducted the interview with Pal Rozsa in Rockville, MD on June 18, 1992.
    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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