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Oral history interview with Laszlo Somogyi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1077 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1077

Laszlo Somogyi, born in 1931, discusses his childhood in Budapest, Hungary; his parents' conversion to Christianity and his religious upbringing; his family's privileged life; the seizure of the government by the Nazis in April 1944; his surprise at being labeled as Jewish; the changes he experienced, including wearing the yellow star; the further changes he experienced and witnessed in October 1944, including arrests and deportations to labor camps; his escape with his brother from Budapest in October 1944 to live in hiding with a Christian relative in the country; their move to a Catholic school in Budapest the following month where they were hidden; their liberation by the Soviet Army in January 1945; his reunion with his parents in the summer of 1945; his life after the war; and his immigration to the United States with his wife in 1956.


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Interviewee
Laszlo Somogyi
Date
interview:  1996 September 07
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 13:06:25
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