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Andrew B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2042) interviewed by Brana Gurewitsch,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2042

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    Videotape testimony of Andrew B., who was born in Bushtyna, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1930. He recalls his family's long history in the town; Hungarian occupation; his bar mitzvah; Hungarians ransacking Jewish homes; the police chief's wife helping them; forced relocation to Kushnytsya; ghettoization in Mátészalka; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau in summer 1944; separation from his mother and grandfather upon arrival (they perished), then from his father and brother; avoiding many selections; forced labor; liquidation of the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); remaining with a cousin; receiving extra food from his aunt; assisting at the arrival of transports from the Łódź ghetto; the death march to Gliwice in January 1945; train transport to Mauthausen; Czech women throwing them food; cannibalism; killing of American prisoners of war; transfer to Gunskirchen; liberation by United States troops; reunion with his father and brother in Budapest; moving to Prague; a futile attempt to recover property in their hometown (they did recover photographs); living in Liberec; and emigrating to the United States. Mr. B. discusses his close relationship to his father and stepmother; seldom speaking of his experiences; and great appreciation for the United States. He shows photographs.
    B., Andrew, 1930-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 18, 1992.
    Bushtyno (Ukraine)
    Kushnytsya (Ukraine)
    Gliwice (Poland)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Prague (Czech Republic)
    Liberec (Czech Republic)
    Cite As
    Andrew B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2042). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Gurewitsch, Brana, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (3 hr., 36 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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