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Oral history interview with Eugen Turkl

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.0023.146 | RG Number: RG-50.244.0146

Eugen Turkl, born in 1903 in Baja, Hungary, discusses his family; keeping kosher, but not being very religious; his Christian and Jewish friends; the antisemitism that arose after Hungary re-annexed Baja; going to Budapest, Hungary in 1927; getting married to Marica in 1928; their daughter; being taken with other men in the fall of 1940 to a labor camp in Transylvania for three months; being exempted from subsequent labor deportations because he worked for a factory making goods that were regarded as essential; his family having to move to one of the houses in Budapest where Jews were allowed to live; being put in a larger deportation and scheduled to be marched to Austria; being saved from the deportation line by getting someone to say he was awaiting Swedish protection; Swedish protection versus Swiss protection; the murder of his wife’s family members; and barely escaping the same fate as these family members.


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Interviewee
Eugen Turkl
Date
interview:  1990 February 20
Language
Hungarian
Extent
2 sound cassettes (74 min.).
Credit Line
Cite Uppsala Universtets Arkiv as the appropriate archive as holder of the original
 
Record last modified: 2020-04-07 11:12:25
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