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Tibor F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1673) interviewed by Ira Glick and Gitta Fajerstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1673

Videotape testimony of Tibor F., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1933. He recalls his parents' divorce; living with his father and visiting his mother and sister; German invasion; hiding with his father's friends in a Swedish protected house; being sent to his mother due to lack of food; being accosted on the street when returning to his mother in the ghetto; assistance from non-Jews; hiding with his mother in a basement during round-ups; liberation by Soviet troops; his mother arranging for him to go to Germany with assistance from a Zionist organization; participating in Zionist groups in Leipheim displaced persons camp; living with his mother in Bamberg displaced persons camp; and their emigration to the United States in 1949. He recounts becoming a furrier; marriage; being drafted into the United States military in 1953; and fear of Germans while stationed in Frankfurt. He discusses the importance of luck to his survival; sharing his experiences with his children, who are not interested; and the influence of Zionism in forming his values.

Author/Creator
F., Tibor, 1933-
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1991
Interview Date
March 3, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tibor F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1673). 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/1110360
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