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Robert B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1989) interviewed by Marianne Kador and Kathy Strochlic,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1989

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    Videotape testimony of Robert B., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1929. He recalls his family's strong Hungarian identity; anti-Jewish laws in the late 1930s; conversion to Catholicism; attending a Protestant gymnasium; his father's draft into a Hungarian forced labor battalion in 1942; German occupation in March 1944; forced relocation to the designated ghetto; living in constant fear; forced labor; escaping with his mother, sister, and grandmother; forging identity papers; hiding as non-Jews in a basement with other Hungarians; Allied bombings; liberation in January 1945; learning his father had perished; his mother's remarriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. B. notes continuing fears resulting from his experience and hopes his children will learn of his experiences from this testimony.
    B., Robert, 1929-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
    Interview Date
    November 12, 1991.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Robert B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1989). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kador, Marianne, interviewer.
    Strochlic, Kathy, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (48 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    False papers.
    Postwar effects.
    Postwar experiences.
    Survivor-child relations.

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