Interview with Tom Lantos, Annette Lantos,

Project: Voices of the Holocaust Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Annette Lantos, wife of United States Representative Tom Lantos, tells her husband's story of survival during the Second World War: his escape from a concentration camp and return home to Budapest, Hungary, his correspondence with her, and his time living in Budapest under the protection of Raoul Wallenberg. Annette then narrates her family's escape from Hungary to Switzerland, their expulsion from Switzerland to France, her dangerous journey alone back to Switzerland, her return to Budapest after the war, and her and Tom's move to the United States.

In the last portion of the interview, Tom Lantos describes some of his wartime experiences and their impact on his later humanitarian activities as a member of the House of Representatives.

Interview Accession

2015oh022_vh020

Interviewee Name

Tom Lantos

Annette Lantos

Interviewer Name

Leora Kahn

Interview Date

1994

Interview Partial Date

1994

Interview LC Subject

World War, 1939-1945.

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

Lantos, T. (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.

Lantos, Tom, 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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