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Tibor B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3057) interviewed by Jean Gerber

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3057

Videotape testimony of Tibor B., who was born in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary in 1924. He describes his family's move to Ózd in 1931; attending high school in Putnok; his perception that the effects of the war were limited until 1944; German occupation in March 1944; serving in a labor battalion with his brothers; his parents' deportation; a failed escape attempt; a forced march toward Austria; transport to Buchenwald, then Schlieben; forced labor in a munitions factory; receiving food from non-Jewish prisoners; punishment for exchanging numbers with another prisoner, in order to join his brothers' transport (he never saw them again); evacuation to Theresienstadt; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mr. B. recalls being arrested by Soviet troops while traveling home; release by a Jewish officer; staying with a non-Jewish family in Budapest; attempting to recover family property; futile attempts to emigrate; marriage in 1956; smuggling themselves from Győr to Vienna; and emigration to Canada. He discusses sharing his experiences with his daughter.

Author/Creator
B., Tibor, 1924-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
February 22, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tibor B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3057). 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/4290279
Record last modified: 2015-04-15 14:22:00
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