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Frank S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2413) interviewed by Christine Webster and Sharon Hamil

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2413

Videotape testimony of Frank S., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1925. He describes his sister's deportation; building railroads in a Hungarian labor camp in Transylvania in 1944; evacuation of German troops as the Soviet army advanced; escaping with his friend to Budapest with assistance from a Hungarian guard; reunion with his mother in the Budapest ghetto; collapse of the Horthy regime; worsening conditions; learning of his division's evacuation to Budapest; and rejoining his labor battalion. He recalls escaping with help from the underground; acquiring false documents and shelter for his mother; hiding with his friend; helping the underground to make false documents for the others (he was a trained artist); liberation by Soviet troops; and his friend being killed by a Soviet soldier. Mr. S. recounts his sister's poor health and psychological state upon her return from Auschwitz in 1945; his arrest by the Soviets in 1946; returning from Soviet forced labor camps in 1951; marriage; the Hungarian revolution in 1956; creating a poster which became a symbol of the revolution; emigration to the United States; and his career as an artist.

Author/Creator
S., Frank, 1925-1995.
Published
Kansas City, Mo. : Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Inc., 1994
Interview Date
March 15, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Frank S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2413). 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/1083424
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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