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Barry I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2070) interviewed by Gabriele Schiff and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2070

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    Videotape testimony of Barry I., who was born in Munkácz, Czechoslovakia (presently Mukacheve, Ukraine) in 1913, one of eight children. He recalls his family's orthodoxy and Czech patriotism; serving in the Czech military; Hungarian occupation; antisemitic restrictions; conscription into a Hungarian forced labor battalion; working near the Polish border; transfer to Khust; volunteering to be punished in place of a friend (hanging by his hands and feet); traveling to Budapest for surgery; assistance from a nun who arranged a visit from his girlfriend; returning to Khust; forced labor digging trenches; avoiding transfer to the Russian front with help from a hometown friend; escape; a villager contacting the Soviet partisans for him; liberation in October 1944; stripping a Hungarian officer of his clothes and leaving him to die; returning to Munkácz (his parents and four siblings had perished); marriage to his girlfriend; reunion with a brother and sister; avoiding being killed for preventing the rape of a Jewish girl by Soviet soldiers; and emigration to the United States via Italy. He shows photographs and documents.
    I., Barry, 1913-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 4, 1992.
    Mukacheve (Ukraine)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Khust (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Barry I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2070). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Schiff, Gabriele, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

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

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