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William Z. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1338) interviewed by Roslyn M. Hyman and Ries Myers,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1338

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    Videotape testimony of William Z., who was born in Znacevo, Czechoslovakia in 1919. He recalls attending school until age thirteen; apprenticeship and working for his father as a cabinet maker; Hungarian occupation; forced labor in a Hungarian army battalion; visits to a local Jewish family; a promise of protection from a Hungarian general; and obtaining weapons for partisans with funds from the local Jewish family. Mr. Z. recounts obtaining a leave from the general; finding his home abandoned; learning his family was in the Munkács ghetto and joining them; smuggling his two brothers out with papers from the general; deportation with his family to Auschwitz/Birkenau in May 1944; working with his younger brother in Jaworzna; a death march to Gross Rosen; losing his brother en route; transfer to Buchenwald; and being put in boxcars from which he was liberated. He tells of recuperating at a former Hitler Youth Camp; returning to Munkács; finding one brother and sister; settling in Karlovy Vary with his brother; and emigration to the United States with his wife, child and brother. He mentions a Yom Kippur service at a camp that gave him courage to go on and face later experiences.
    Z., William, 1919-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1989
    Interview Date
    November 5, 1989.
    Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    William Z. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1338). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Hyman, Roslyn M., interviewer.
    Myers, Ries, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 37 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Jews Hungary Munkács.
    Hungarian occupation.

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