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Oral history interview with Lilla Denes

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0020

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    Oral history interview with Lilla Denes


    Interview Summary
    Lilla Denes (née Seidner), born in Jászárokszállás, Hungary, describes the antisemitism in her hometown; her parents and siblings; her education; moving to Budapest, Hungary in 1940 with her husband; her husband’s deportation to labor camps several times between 1940 and the end of the war; the German occupation of Budapest in 1944; her two small children, Judy and George; using false papers, assuming the identity of an unwed mother, and being treated as such by the people around her; being in Budapest when the Soviet Army liberated the city; her husband’s return after liberation; using false papers again to flee Hungary after the war; and settling in Detroit, MI in 1955.
    Denes, Lilla
    Sidney M. Bolkosky
    interview:  1989 May 19
    creation: Southfield (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    1 sound cassette : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Denes, Lila.

    Administrative Notes

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