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Chaim W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1487) interviewed by Susanne Glaser and Adele Rice Nudel,

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    Videotape testimony of Chaim W., who was born in Vienna, Austria in 1932 and raised in Topoĺčany, Czechoslovakia. He recalls anti-Semitic incidents from childhood; an influx of Jewish refugees from Austria; Slovakia's increasing stringent anti-Jewish regulations and violent actions by the Hlinka Guards; hiding with non-Jewish friends; discovery and deportation to Novaky in June 1942; different jobs held by his family; efforts to observe the Sabbath; the Czech Kommandant allowing prisoners to escape in August 1944 prior to the camp's transfer to Germans; fleeing with his family to Banská Bystrica; hiding in the forest; their capture in late 1944 and escape shortly thereafter; hiding in the woods with assistance from many non-Jews; and liberation by Soviet troops in February 1945. Mr. W. describes his bar mitzvah celebration; returning to Topoĺčany; their flight to Austria in the summer of 1945 because of a violent pogrom; living in a displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in June 1946.
    W., Chaim, 1932-
    Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1990
    Interview Date
    March 18, 1990.
    Vienna (Austria)
    Topol̕čany (Slovakia)
    Banská Bystrica (Slovakia)
    Cite As
    Chaim W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1487). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Glaser, Susanne, interviewer.
    Nudel, Adele Rice, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 38 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Antisemitism Postwar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Child survivors.

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