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Oral history interview with Joseph Grenfell

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2020.1.1 | RG Number: RG-90.116.0001

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    Oral history interview with Joseph Grenfell

    Overview

    Interview Summary
    Joseph Grenfell (né József Grünfeld), born in 1926 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, discusses his upbringing as a Jewish boy in the Hungarian towns of Nyíregyháza (1926-30), Miskolc (1930-38), and Budapest (from 1938); his experiences during the German invasion of Hungary in 1944; his time in Bor forced labor camp in Serbia; his experiences in the months following liberation and his return to Budapest; the fate of his family members in the Holocaust; his failed attempt to escape Communist Hungary in 1949 and his subsequent year in prison; his experiences during the 1956 Hungarian uprising; his immigration to Austria and then England; and his first few months as a Hungarian refugee in England.
    Interviewee
    Joseph Grenfell
    Interviewer
    Michael Grenfell
    Sally Grenfell
    Dan Grenfell
    Saul Grenfell
    Date
    interview:  2019 December 25
    Geography
    London (England)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Grenfell family

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Extent
    1 digital file : MP3.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Grenfell, Joseph, 1926-
    Corporate Name
    Bor (Concentration camp)

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    Michael Grenfell donated the interview with his father Joseph Grenfell to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in January 2020. The interview was recorded by the Grenfell family on December 25, 2019.
    Record last modified:
    2023-11-16 10:05:06
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