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Oral history interview with Eva K. Breyer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.307 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0307
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Eva Breyer, born on August 18, 1936 in Budapest, Hungary, describes her childhood in Budapest; her parents' conversion to Catholicism; her Catholic upbringing; antisemitism in Hungary; the bombing of Hungary in 1941; her father's forced labor service; the increasing anti-Jewish legislation; the Nazi invasion of Hungary; how her family was forced to move to a Jewish house; her memories of the actions of the Arrow Cross and police in 1944; her protection by the Catholic Church from roundups; her time hiding in a hospital and an orphanage; her memories of raids; her family's forced move to the ghetto; her memories of Nazi and Soviet army fighting in Budapest; her family members' fates; the Russian occupation and subsequent rapes; her life during the Russian occupation; the Hungarian uprising in 1956; her escape to Austria and immigration to the United States; and her identity as a Catholic.

Interviewee
Eva K. Breyer
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
1996 April 09  (interview)
1996 December 04  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:13:16
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