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Alexander K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2693) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2693

Videotape testimony of Alexander K., who was born in Sighet, Austro-Hungarian Monarchy (presently Romania) in 1909. He recalls his family's prominent printing business; their affluence; attending a Hungarian gymnasium, then Romanian, when Sighet became part of Romania after World War I; his bar mitzvah; marriage in 1941; his son's birth; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; visits home; bringing food to fellow prisoners; escape; providing friends with false papers; German occupation in 1944; deportation of his wife, son, mother, and sisters (all were killed except one sister); hospitalization in Mukacheve using false papers; feigning illness; assistance from non-Jews; leaving the hospital in October 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; and reunion with his brother. Mr. K. expresses gratitude to many non-Jews who assisted him. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
K., Alexander, 1909-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
October 20, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alexander K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2693). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4288649
Record last modified: 2013-10-11 11:55:00
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