Gabor K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2588) interviewed by Judy Roth and Brenda Stiefel
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- May 23, 1993.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Gabor K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2588). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Gabor K., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1926. He recalls his family's strong Hungarian identity; hearing of atrocities against Jews from a Polish refugee in 1943; German occupation in March 1944; anti-Jewish measures including wearing the star; conscription into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in June; transport to Bor; slave labor in a nearby camp; sadistic Hungarian guards; a death march in September 1944; escaping with friends during a partisan attack; briefly joining the partisans; traveling to Soviet-controlled territory, including Bor; joining a relative in Timișoara; learning his parents and sister were in Switzerland (they had been on a Kasztner transport); returning to Budapest in January 1945; finding his grandmother and some uncles; his parents and sister returning in the spring; entering medical school; pervasive antisemitism; illegally entering Austria, then Germany in 1946; emigration to the United States in 1947; his sister's emigration to Australia; and his parents remaining in Hungary. Mr. K. notes few survived the death march from Bor and attending a reunion of Bor survivors.