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Peter S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3066) interviewed by Robert Krell

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3066

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.

Author/Creator
S., Peter, 1935-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
July 11, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4290296
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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