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Oral history interview with José Peteri

Oral History | Accession Number: 2013.294.67 | RG Number: RG-50.693.0067

José Peteri, born in Budapest, Hungary on March 31, 1942, describes his biological father, Joseph Zinger, who died as a Hungarian soldier on the Russian front; living with his mother in various homes because their apartment had been bombed; being taken with his mother and aunt during a roundup and being separated from his mother; how his mother escaped with the help of a man on the street; how his mother found him in a ghetto; how his mother’s cousin, who was in the resistance and wore an SS uniform, got her false papers; how a significant number of his family did not survive; not fitting in with the communist regime in Hungary; how his mother married Gaspar Schlesinger in 1946; escaping Hungary in 1957; going to Vienna, Austria; being helped by a police officer in Vienna; immigrating to Chile; going to Argentina when he was 19 years old and returning to Chile; and his life in Chile.

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José Peteri
Sonia Brodsky
interview:  2010 October 08
2 digital files : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Fundación Memoria Viva
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:27:20
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