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Oral history interview with Robert Holczer

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.030.0467

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    Oral history interview with Robert Holczer


    Interview Summary
    Robert Holczer, born in 1929 in Budapest, Hungary, describes his childhood in Budapest; his participation in a Boy Scout group; his father being taken away to work in a copper mine in Yugoslavia in 1942; Russians taking his apartment from him and his mother; the German occupation in 1944 and his avoidance of deportation; moving in with some friends who were Seventh-Day Adventists and then moving in with his aunt; removing the Jewish star from his clothing; having to hide in a basement with at least three hundred other people during the Nazi siege in Hungary; being liberated by Russian forces and joining an underground Zionist movement; moving to a kibbutz in Israel but soon returning to be with his family; moving to the United States after the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, then to Germany, and then returning to the US; working in several professions before becoming a teacher; reuniting with his friends from Hungary and discussing the Marxist and Zionist ideologies they considered adopting; going to university and becoming a special education teacher; the effects of the war and antisemitism on his family and friends; and the cultural and linguistic transitions he had to make when coming to the United States.
    Dr. Robert Holczer
    Arwen Donahue
    interview:  1996 January 10
    interview:  1996 April 29
    interview:  1999 March 17

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Holczer, Robert, 1929-

    Administrative Notes

    Arwen Donahue, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Robert Holczer on January 10, 1996, April 29, 1996, and March 17, 1999.
    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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