Tibor B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3057) interviewed by Jean Gerber
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
- Interview Date
- February 22, 1984.
- 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.
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.