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Milton S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2713) interviewed by Joni-Sue Blinderman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2713

Videotape testimony of Milton S., who was born in Sárospatak, Hungary in 1926. He recalls his paternal family's emigration to the United States; traditional observance of Sabbath and holidays; anti-Jewish laws; his father's death in 1941; German occupation in 1944; violent harassment of Jews; transfer to the Miskolc ghetto in March 1944; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from his mother and younger brother (he never saw them again); transfer to Dachau, then Rothschwaige; slave labor for Organisation Todt; transfer to Allach; slave labor at a BMW plant; a grueling appell on Christmas Eve 1944; a work detail removing bombing rubble in Munich; receiving food from a German woman; privileged work in the SS barrack; sharing extra food with his brother; train evacuation; liberation by United States troops; contacting relatives in Brooklyn through an American GI; living in Feldafing displaced persons camp; returning to Sárospatak with his brother; finding buried family valuables; futile attempts to reclaim family property; reunion with another brother; and their emigration to the United States in 1946. Mr. S. vividly describes details of concentration camp life and notes he never tells his story except to his children every Passover. He shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
S., Milton, 1926-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1993
Interview Date
October 12, 1993.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Milton S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2713). 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/4288704
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 19:12:00
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