Interview with Mendal Hoffman,

Project: Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mendal Hoffman was a Hungarian Jew who grew up during the Holocaust. He ran away from home to work in Budapest for a year before the Germans occupied Hungary, and he was sent to Auschwitz and then Wolfsberg concentration camps. He describes what it was like living in those labor camps and how he managed to survive. He also talks about how he was protected by a Kapo who looked after him and helped him to survive.

Hoffman was eventually transferred to Ebensee camp where he worked under very strenuous conditions until he was eventually liberated. He returned to Hungary which was under Russian rule at the time and eventually left for America.

Interview Accession

2015oh039_vh037

Interviewee Name

Mendal Hoffman

Interviewer Name

Leora Kahn

Interview Date

1994

Interview Partial Date

1994

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Hoffman, Mendal Interview by Leora Kahn. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hoffman, M. (n.d.). Interview by L. Kahn. Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hoffman, Mendal, interview by Leora Kahn. (n.d.), Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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