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Daniel W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3070) interviewed by Ernest Forrai

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3070

Videotape testimony of Daniel W., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1927. He recalls his family's strong Hungarian identity; deportation with his mother and brother to Birkenau in 1944; separation upon arrival (he never saw them again); taking the number of a dead man thus enabling his transfer from Birkenau to Auschwitz; slave labor; the death march to Gross-Rosen; clearing bombing rubble in Hannover; transfer to Dachau; train transport; being shot in the leg while escaping from the train with a friend; encountering United States troops; returning to Budapest; learning his immediate family all had perished; marriage in 1954; escape in 1956 during the revolution; and emigration to Canada. Mr. W. discusses return trips to Hungary, including one during which he visited Auschwitz. He shows photographs.

Author/Creator
W., Daniel, 1927-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1984
Interview Date
September 5, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Daniel W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3070). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.