Michael M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2149) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 8, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Michael M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2149). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Michael M., who was born in Apa, Romania in 1917. He recalls attending cheder; his mother's death when he was thirteen; learning shoemaking and working in Seini until 1939; service in the Romanian army; Hungarian occupation in 1940; transfer to a Hungarian slave labor battalion; forced labor in Baia Mare (Nagybánya), Dej, Budapest, Poland and the Carpathian Mountains; deserting in 1944 and hiding for three weeks; recapture in Pribeník, and placement in another battalion; the commander's efforts to protect "his" Jews; marching to camps including Graz, Eisenerz, Mauthausen and Gunskirchen; and liberation. Mr. M. recounts recuperating in Wels; reunion with his sister in Apa; fleeing to Vienna in 1947; living in displaced persons camps in the Rothschild Hospital and in Linz; and emigrating to the United States in 1949. He notes his desire to forget his wartime experience.