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Oral history interview with Magda Radnoti

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.0023.113 | RG Number: RG-50.244.0113

Magda Radnoti discusses her experiences during WWII; the deportation of her husband Istvan, who was taken with 200 other physicians to the Jozsefvaros train station for deportation to Auschwitz or Dachau in autumn 1944, after the Arrow Cross coup; Raoul Wallenberg saving her husband and others from deportation; her husband going to a protected Swedish house, where he worked as its doctor, and never went outside throughout the rest of the war; her work as a physiotherapist; surviving the war by using false identity papers as Veronika Takaos, nurse; receiving a Schutzpass from Dr. Radnoti’s 85-year-old relative living in Romania, but she did not use it; hiding with a friend of theirs, Gyozo Salgo, after receiving false papers from her brother-in-law who was a doctor; refusing to go on a death march to Vienna, Austria, and being set free; living in protected Swedish houses; the liberation of Budapest by the Russians; returning to their home, which was damaged from bombings; and being a witness at a court hearing for a doctor friend who had saved many Jews by putting plaster casts on their legs (charges against him were dismissed).

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Magda Radnoti
interview:  1990 January 10
1 sound cassette (74 min.).
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Cite Uppsala Universtets Arkiv as the appropriate archive as holder of the original
Record last modified: 2020-04-07 11:12:23
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