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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2641

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.

S., Joseph, 1910-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Joseph S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2641). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.