Albert S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4487) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2015
- Interview Date
- December 15, 2015.
- 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.
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.