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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1989

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.

Author/Creator
B., Robert, 1929-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
November 12, 1991.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Robert B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1989). 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/4285870
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 18:47:00
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