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Oral history interview with Armand Lakner

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

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    Oral history interview with Armand Lakner


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Armand A. Lakner
    Larry Papier
    interview:  1992 June 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Larry Papier

    Physical Details

    1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Videotaped interviews must not be used in commercial stores for profit.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lakner, Armand.

    Administrative Notes

    The interview with Armand (Aaron) Lakner was produced by Larry Papier as part of a project to interview Holocaust survivors in the Washington, D.C., area. This volunteer project was conducted with support and technical advice from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the interview in 1992.
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