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Miki H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2912) interviewed by Naomi Rappaport

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2912

Videotape testimony of Miki H., who was born in Kosino, Czechoslovakia in 1922, one of nine children. He recalls cordial relations with non-Jews; attending Hebrew and Czech schools, then gymnasium in Munkàcs; membership in Betar; his father's death in 1931; Hungarian occupation followed by violent antisemitism; working in 1941 as a watchmaker in Budapest; a year later being drafted into a Hungarian forced labor battalion in Puspoek Ladany; transfer to Sziylagy-Falu, Hajdubőszőrmény then Nyíregyháza; escaping and hiding in the fall of 1943; liberation by Soviet troops; joining a Jewish partisan group; being sent to a Soviet hospital when he was wounded; detention by Soviet troops for attempting to return to his hometown; receiving help from a Jewish center in Debrecen; returning home; return of his family home; reunion with a brother and two sisters; living with a sister in Košice until 1949; emigrating to Israel with his siblings; and moving to the United States in 1964. Mr. H. discusses sharing his experiences with his daughter and hoping to visit his hometown with her in the future.

Author/Creator
H., Miki, 1922-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 19, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Miki H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2912). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.