Peter S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3066) interviewed by Robert Krell
- Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
- Interview Date
- July 11, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Peter S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3066). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Peter S., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1935, an only child. He recounts his family's long history in Hungary; gatherings with his large, extended family; his father's military service; his transfer to a slave labor battalion as Nazism prevailed; his mother's arrest in 1944; living with an aunt; placement, through family connections with the Red Cross and using false papers, in a home for Christian children of military families; hunger, cold, and frequent relocations during the winter 1944-1945 siege of Budapest; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with his mother's sister and father's brother (the happiest moment of his life); living with his paternal grandmother; his father's return; illegally entering Austria with his father; living in Vienna; learning his mother had not survived; antisemitic harassment; emigration to the United States; attending high school and college; military enlistment; earning a doctorate; his academic career; and emigration to Canada.