Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Albert Fein - February 19, 2005


The following is an interview with Mr. Albert Fein on February 19, 2005 at his home in Oak Park, Michigan. The interviewer is Sidney Bolkosky.

Could you tell me your name, please, and where you are from?

My name is--born Albert Fein.

And where are you from?

I am from Uzhorod. It used to be Czechoslovakia between World War I and World War II.

Is that the same as Ungvár?

Yes. Ungvár is named by--in Hungarian. Uzhorod, this is the same translation from Czech to Hungarian. This is only the difference. This is the same city.

Okay. Could you tell me a little bit about your life in Uzhorod before the war?

Before the war...I was born July the 10th, '28. It is not a big city, only this is not so important how big it is. I believe there was--I really don't tell--know exactly how many people it had. Uh, I grew, grew up in this suburb of Uzhorod, this--called Krčava. This is like here we have Detroit and Oak Park. This...

Was it a Jewish neighborhood?

Yeah, there was most of it Jewish. There was part of it by, by the river--there was living Gypsies. Only the other part, this was Jewish.

What was the river?

The river was Uzh.

Uzh. I have...

This was dividing, dividing the city.

I have these two maps.


I couldn't get a street map, though.

This is where--in, in, Ukraine in, in the Russian language.

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