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Andre W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-868) interviewed by Nathan Miller and Barbara Dover,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-868

Videotape testimony of Andre W., who was born in Brașov, Romania in 1926. He recalls his father, a physician, working in the family lumber business; Iron Guard takeover of Romania; smuggling into Hungary with his brother; and a pleasant life there from 1940 to 1944. Dr. W. relates his mother's deportation; his brother's conscription into a forced labor battalion; hiding in the forest with his father; their return to a ghetto; transport to Auschwitz; and seeing his mother there for the last time. He describes their transfer to Buchenwald; his father's privileged position as a physician; evacuation; bombing of their train; escaping to the forest; returning for food; a kapo saving them from punishment; forced march to Terezín; and liberation in May 1945. Dr. W. recounts recovery from typhus; their return to Bucharest; learning of his brother's death ; emigration to Paris; medical studies in Geneva; emigration to the United States; and his career and family. Dr. W. discusses a recent visit with his family to Brașov; his continuing hatred and desire for vengeance; and several accounts of his father saving his life.

W., Andre, 1926-
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
January 12, 1992.
Brașov (Romania)
Bucharest (Romania)
Paris (France)
Geneva (Switzerland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Andre W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-868). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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