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Ervin E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2470) interviewed by Elsa Roth and Chaya Roth,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2470

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Ervin E., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1922. He describes his father's status as a World War I hero, which provided exemption from anti-Jewish laws; being barred from university due to those laws; working as a lathe operator; compulsory service in a Hungarian forced labor battalion in 1943 in Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, and an area near Novi Sad; witnessing Ustaši, Croatians, and SS burning Serbian villages and killing civilians; being recruited by Chetniks; German occupation of Hungary in March 1944; escaping to Budapest with false papers in November; deportation with his father to Sachsenhausen in December; their volunteering as mechanics at a Heinkel factory; interacting with prisoners from many countries; sabotaging production; their transfer to another factory; and liberation from a death march by Soviet troops. Mr. E. recalls recuperating in a Soviet hospital; returning to Hungary; and the trauma of observing mothers seeking their children, many of whom never returned.
    Author/Creator
    E., Ervin, 1922-
    Published
    Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1994
    Interview Date
    March 6, 1994.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Novi Sad (Serbia)
    Cite As
    Ervin E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2470). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Roth, Elsa, interviewer.
    Roth, Chaya H.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (59 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    False papers.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4287580
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:28:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4287580

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