Alexander K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2693) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport
- New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
- Interview Date
- October 20, 1993.
- 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.
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.