Julius M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1642) interviewed by Elanore L. Lampner and Norman Demick
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1991
- Interview Date
- June 23, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Julius M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1642). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Julius M., who was born in Frauenkirchen, Hungary in 1910, and raised in Szombathely. He recounts his father's military service in World War I; he and his sister becoming Austrian citizens when Frauenkirchen became part of Austria in 1918 (this subsequently enabled them to leave Europe); studying engineering in Vienna in 1938; efforts to emigrate to the United States after the Anschluss; Kristallnacht; being arrested several times; his sister being sent to an uncle in England; his emigration to the United States in 1939; joining the United States Army in 1942; overseas service; and marriage in 1945. Mr. M notes his futile efforts to rescue his brother, a Hungarian citizen; his father's and brother's deaths in Buchenwald; and his mother's deportation to Terezín, then Auschwitz, where she perished. He discusses visiting the family in Vienna in 1965 who had hidden his mother, returned family heirlooms to him, and maintained a headstone for his father and brother.