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Oral history interview with Manny Mandel

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.999.0529

Emanuel Mandel, born in 1936 in Riga, Latvia, describes his family moving to Budapest, Hungary when he was three months old; his father’s work as a cantor; the anti-Jewish laws implemented in the 1930s; the German occupation of Budapest in early 1944; being deported with his mother by cattle car in June 1944 to Bergen-Belsen; developing pneumonia and not having access to much food while in the camp; being taken to Switzerland in late 1944; staying in a Red Cross hotel near Montreux; going to a children’s home in Heiden; immigrating with his mother to Palestine in 1945; and immigrating to the United States in March 1949. [Note: this summary may not reflect the entirety of the interview; it may also contain additional biographical information that is not discussed in the interview.]

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Mr. Manny Mandel
interview:  2015 July 15
creation: Washington (D.C.)
3 digital files : MP4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-08-25 13:00:28
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