Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

John Mandel - May 26, 1981


The following is an interview with John Mandel at 28910 Monterey, Southfield, Michigan on May 26, 1981. The interviewer is Charlene Green.

You understand this interview will be used for educational purposes and public use. Confidentiality on any part is permissible. I will be asking you questions on pre-war background, your life during the war, your liberation and your attitudes. Is this okay with you?


Will you please state your name, where you were born and where you were during the war.

Do you want my present name or do you want the name as, uh...

Start with your present name...

My present name...

and then give me your past name.

My present name is Morris John Mandel.

And your past name?

And my, my name that uh, my past name was Gino Mandel.

Okay. Where were you born?

I was born in the city of Munkacs in Czechoslovakia.

And where were you during the war?


Just basically right now, we'll get into it in depth later on.

Well, uh, at first we were occupied uh, we were on the Hungarian occupation from 1938 until we were taken away to the concentration camp in uh, May 1944.

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