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Oral history interview with Larry Brenner

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0011

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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.

Interviewee
Larry Brenner
Interviewer
Sidney M. Bolkosky
Date
1981 December 13  (interview)
Geography
creation : Dearborn (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes : analog.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:27
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