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Oral history interview with Lila Denes

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0020

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Lila 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.

Interviewee
Lila Denes
Interviewer
Sidney M. Bolkosky
Date
1989 May 19  (interview)
Geography
creation : Southfield (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
1 sound cassette : analog.
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