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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.
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1072611
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:10:00
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