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Oral history interview with George Kadar

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0459

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    Oral history interview with George Kadar


    Interview Summary
    George Kadar (né Krausz), born in 1929 in Szekervar, Hungary (possibly Székesfehérvár, Hungary), discusses his family background and childhood; his father's death while serving for the Hungarian Army; his musical talents and his rejection from the Vienna Boys Choir because of antisemitism; winning one of the few spaces for Jews in a Hungarian gymnasium because of an influential family friend; his family's attitude toward religion and his identification as a Jew; nationalism in Hungary and the changing political situation as World War II approached; news his family received about the war and the German occupation of Hungary; restrictions against the Jews implemented by the Germans; moving into a Jewish house for a week and then being deported to Auschwitz; instances of persecution and selections in the camp; kindness from other inmates in Auschwitz; death marches to Gleiwitz, Dora, and Bergen-Belsen; and his liberation by the British in Bergen-Belsen.
    George Kadar
    Katie Davis
    interview:  2000 April 24

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kadar, George, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch conducted the interview with George Kadar on April 24, 2000. The interview was transferred to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in April 2000
    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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