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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.

H., Miki, 1922-
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1994
Interview Date
May 19, 1994.
Soviet Union
Kosyny (Ukraine)
Mukacheve (Ukraine)
Budapest (Hungary)
Hajdúböszörmény (Hungary)
Nyíregyháza (Hungary)
Debrecen (Hungary)
Košice (Slovakia)
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.