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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Bela Varga
RLIN number: NXCP88-A5
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Hungarian Project
Description: Youth and family background, political education; impressions of Hungarian statesmen; Hungarian and Polish anti-Nazi resistance; rescue of Allied prisoners of war; resettlement of Polish refugees in Hungary; Katyn Forest massacre; anti-Semitism in Hungary and its political consequences.
Extent: Transcript: 219 leaves, Tape: 6 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1976 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Varga, Bela, 1903-
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Speaker occupation: Priest; Speaker of Hungarian Parliament
Age at speaking: 73
Document date: 1976
Interviewer: Stein, Rose
Historical events discussed: World War II, 1939-1945
Locations discussed: Europe; Hungary; North America; Poland; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Antisemitism; Clergy; Europe; Hungary; North America; Poland; Political refugees; United States; World War II, 1939-1945
Topics discussed - Other terms: Government executives--Hungary; Hungary--Foreign relations--1918-1945; Hungary--Politics and government--1918-1945; Katyn Forest Massacre, 1940; Varga, Bela, 1903-; World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0020136-15578