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Oral history interview with Aaron Lakner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0129.22 | RG Number: RG-50.029.0022

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

Dr. Armand Lakner, born on May 3, 1922, discusses his life in Cluj, Romania and then Bucharest, Romania in the 1920s and 1930s; being recruited by the Hungarian Army to go to a forced labor camp near Transylvania; building a German airport; being taken with other forced laborers to Mauthausen for several months; marching to another camp called Gelsenkirchen near Oberosterreich before liberation; being totally unaware of what was happening in the war; his liberation by American troops on May 4, 1945; reuniting with his family and returning to Bucharest where half of his family still lived; entering into the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest and attaining a PhD in physical sciences; and meeting his wife in 1947.

Interviewee
Aaron Lakner
Date
1992 June 28  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Gift of Larry Papier
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