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Michael M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2149) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2149

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.

Author/Creator
M., Michael, 1917-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
June 8, 1993.
Locale
Hungary
Romania
Apa (Romania)
Baia Mare (Romania)
Dej (Romania)
Budapest (Hungary)
Pribeník (Slovakia)
Seini (Romania)
Language
English
Copies
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.
 
View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1072611
Record last modified: 2018-06-04 13:27:00
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