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Oral history interview with Larry Brenner

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0011

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    Oral history interview with Larry Brenner


    Interview Summary
    Larry Brenner, born in Vásárosnamény, Hungary in 1924, describes his childhood; his three brothers and one sister; his family’s background; his experiences with antisemitism; the outbreak of the war; his father being sent to a forced labor camp; going to Budapest, Hungary to help an aunt run her business; being deported in 1944 to a forced labor camp in Jászberény; sneaking away from the camp for a couple hours and visiting his aunts; being sent to several forced labor camps; being marched out of the camp through Sopron, Hungary to Fertorákos, where they dug tank traps and a bunker system; being marched north and then sent by train to Mauthausen; life in the camp; being marched to Gunskirchen; being liberated; spending the next several years trying to find family members and dodging the Hungarian Army draft; immigrating to the United States in 1948; working for the American Jewish Distribution Committee; visiting Hungary and Mauthausen many years after immigrating to the US; and sharing his experiences with his children.
    Larry Brenner
    Sidney M. Bolkosky
    interview:  1981 December 13
    creation: Dearborn (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Brenner, Larry, 1924-

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Larry Brenner. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992.
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