Otto L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2420) interviewed by Alberta Strage
- London, England : British Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
- Interview Date
- June 16, 1993.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Otto L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2420). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Otto L., who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1928, the oldest of three children. He recalls living in Fancsika; his large extended family; their orthodoxy; attending cheder; Hungarian occupation; German invasion; deportation with his parents, siblings, grandparents, and other relatives to a ghetto in a nearby town, then to Auschwitz; separation from his family; throwing boots over a fence to his aunt; slave labor on a farm; escaping with a friend from a selected group; seeing his uncle once; transfer to another camp; slave labor in a mountain tunnel; transfer to Myslowice (Fürstengrube); slave labor in a coal mine; transfer to Bergen-Belsen; extreme starvation and corpses strewn everywhere; liberation; traveling with two friends from his town to Budapest, then Fancsika; finding two uncles and cousins who had survived; traveling to Prague; emigration to England; living in a hostel for Jewish youth; and marriage to a non-Jewish woman. Mr. L. discusses help from other prisoners on a death march; sharing some of his experiences with his family; and their family trip to Fancsika. He shows photographs and documents.