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Albert S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4487) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4487

Videotape testimony of Albert S., who was born in Győr, Hungary in 1930, the youngest of seven children. He recalls attending Jewish school; antisemitic harassment on the streets; moving with his family to Budapest in 1939; his brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; four of his siblings emigrating; German occupation in March 1944; anti-Jewish laws, including wearing the star; his father being caught in a round-up (they never saw him again); learning to forge false papers; forging papers for his mother and himself as non-Jews; selling false papers to support themselves; his mother moving to a residence for cleaning women; living in a Red Cross children's home; his brother (he had escaped from slave labor) becoming the cook there; one sister and her husband returning to Budapest as non-Jews; learning the orphanage was to be moved into the ghetto; joining his mother; Soviet bombardments; liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945; returning to their apartment; moving to Bratislava; obtaining a student visa to the United States; traveling there by himself in 1947; and his mother and brother joining him.

Author/Creator
S., Albert, 1930-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2015
Interview Date
December 15, 2015.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: DVCam Master; Betacam SP submaster; and DVD.
Cite As
Albert S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4487). 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/12713172
Record last modified: 2016-11-08 12:37:00
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