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Dr. Denes Bara: An Interview with Dr. Denes Bara

Bara, Dénes
Thomas, Virginia
Dr. Denes Bara: An Interview with Dr. Denes Bara
Dénes Bara was a physician in Szeged, Hungary. He grew up in Horthy-era Budapest, escaped in a Swiss safe house there the Arrow Cross killing of Jews, and after the Russian army entered the city he fled and by chance ended up in Szeged. He tells of his life in Szeged under the Communist rulers Rakosi and Kadar, of his going to medical school and serving as a doctor in the army, of the effects of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and of various aspects of the capitalist governments after 1989. Discursive Table of Contents: Family, early education and fate of family—life under Szalasi and the Arrow Cross and the liberation of Budapest—life under the Russians—arrival in Szeged and life there—in the university of Szeged—life under Rakosi, marriage and army service—1956 Revolution, its effects and the Kadar regime—transition governments—political situation in Hungary today.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
Community and Identity - Individual Interviews
Bara, Dénes. "Dr. Denes Bara: An Interview with Dr. Denes Bara." Interview by Virginia Thomas in 2007. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2010.