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Joseph S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2641) interviewed by Edith Bayme and Pam Goodman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2641

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Joseph S., who was born in Győr, Hungary in 1910. He recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; his marriage; antisemitic laws beginning in 1938; draft into a Hungarian forced labor battalion; forced labor in Nagyvárad (Oradea), Voronezh on the Soviet front, then Vienna; discharge for health reasons; his divorce; German occupation in 1944; selection for forced labor; transfer to Budapest; sabotaging German machinery; smuggling food into ghetto areas; transfer to Fertőrakos; deportation to Mauthausen; liberation by United States troops; convalescing from typhus in Linz; learning his brother and family had perished in Auschwitz; returning to Győr; remarriage; reopening his business; emigrating to the United States in 1956 due to the uprising; and working as a mechanical engineering supervisor. Mr. S. discusses specific wartime incidents and his determination to resist victimization. He shows photographs.
    Author/Creator
    S., Joseph, 1910-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
    Interview Date
    1993.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Győr
    Győr (Hungary)
    Oradea (Romania)
    Voronezh (Russia)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Fertőrákos (Hungary)
    Linz (Austria)
    Cite As
    Joseph S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2641). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Bayme, Edith, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 39 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288469
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:28:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4288469

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