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Oral history interview with Livia Grunfeld

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.319 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0319

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

The interview describes Ms. Grunfeld's childhood in Micula in Romanian-controlled Transylvania, and the events that transpired after Transylvania was ceded to Hungary in 1940 and one of her brothers was deported to a labor camp. Ms. Grunfeld describes living in Budapest while the city was under German occupation, hiding her identity in order to work, and the false papers and assistance she received from Raoul Wallenberg and Swedish diplomats. She discusses working as a nurse in the Budapest ghetto, her liberation, being reunited with her sister and brother, her marriage and the years she and her husband spent trying to leave Communist Romania. Ms. Grunfeld describes the family's immigration to the United States in 1964, their life in New York, the tragic loss of her older son, and her move to California in 1979.

Interviewee
Livia Grunfeld
Date
1998 August 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:13:38
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