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Oral history interview with Agnes Grossinger

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.409 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0409

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Agnes Grossinger discusses her childhood in Carei, Romania; the changes that occurred as control over the area fell to different countries; the anti-Jewish restrictions she encountered; the town's annexation by Hungary in 1944, followed shortly after by increasing restrictions under the fascist administration; being forced with her family into a ghetto apartment; her father and brother being sent to forced labor; the occupation of Hungary by Nazi Germany; the deportations that took place; hiding with her mother in Budapest during the Soviet Army advance; taking refuge in houses protected by the Swiss Consulate, including the Glass House (Uveghaz), a refuge for Jews in Budapest; their liberation in January 1945, and their return to Carei in April 1945; her marriage and family life; and her immigration to the United States in 1962.

Interviewee
Agnes Grossinger
Date
2001 July 18  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:16:18
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