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Oral history interview with Joseph Grenfell

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

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.


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Interviewee
Joseph Grenfell
Interviewer
Michael Grenfell
Sally Grenfell
Dan Grenfell
Saul Grenfell
Date
interview:  2019 December 25
Geography
London (England)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : MP3.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Grenfell family
 
Record last modified: 2021-01-05 17:24:49
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