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Michael V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2725) interviewed by Dana L. Kline,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2725

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    Videotape testimony of Michael V., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1936. He relates his family's long history in Hungary; his father's successful career as a textile businessman; the impact of anti-Jewish laws; his father's compulsory service in a Hungarian labor battalion and subsequent disappearance (he never saw his father again); German occupation in 1944; moving into a building designated for Jews; good relations with non-Jews; learning of deportations; obtaining false papers of protection from the Swiss consulate; living in a Vatican protected house; escaping a round-up of residents of the house; and moving into the ghetto. Mr. V. recalls liberation by Soviet troops; relocating with his mother to his uncle's in the country to avoid starvation; returning to Budapest; leaving for Vienna after the Hungarian revolution; and emigration to the United States. Mr. V. discusses his identity as a Hungarian and as a Jew and his disagreement with the "show business" view that one could survive by virtue of one's own resources and that people were generally willing to assist Jews.
    V., Michael, 1936-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    November 21, 1994.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Michael V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2725). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.

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