Oral history interview with Joseph Andrew Brenner, Sr., 2009 November 03.


Oral history interview with Joseph Andrew Brenner, Sr., 2009 November 03.

Interview with Joseph Andrew Brenner, Sr., Hungarian-American immigrant to Weatherford, Texas, concerning his family history; childhood and education in Budapest, Hungary; career as a tool and die machinist; father's service in German Luftwaffe; memories of Soviet Army entering Budapest in 1945; involvement with brothers in anti-Soviet and anti-Communist resistance movements; capture by Hungarian political police and subsequent torture; sentence in Soviet work camp; escape across Austrian border; immigration to U.S.; career as a tool and die machinist in auto industry, welder, and maintenance man in several locations throughout U.S.; decision to settle with wife and family in Weatherford; efforts to maintain connections with family in Hungary; process of earning citizenship; coping with memories of torture. Includes appendix of two leaves.

53 leaves ; 29 cm.

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