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Oral history interview with Egon Stajner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1997.135.5 | RG Number: RG-50.459.0005

Egon Stajner, born in 1926 in Subotica, Yugoslavia (Serbia), describes his family's move to Novi Sad, Serbia in 1934; his membership in Hashomer Hatzair; life under Hungarian occupation during the war; his participation in the Liberation Front; a raid on Novi Sad by Hungarian forces, including the murder of civilians and looting of their belongings; a mass shooting and drowning of Jews and Serbs by Hungarian soldiers; the imprisonment of his sister; his move to Budapest and return to Novi Sad in 1943; his arrest, imprisonment in Backa Topola prison, and trial in 1944; his transfer to Komarno prison and then Dachau concentration camp; his time in Dachau; liberation by American forces in 1945; the effects of the Holocaust on his family; the death of his father in Auschwitz concentration camp; and his life after the war.

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Egon Stajner
Peter Ryan
interview:  1997 April 14
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation