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Adam P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3097) interviewed by Fraidie Martz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3097

Videotape testimony of Adam P., who was born in Hungary in 1938. He recounts his parents' conversion to Lutheranism when they married; living in Miskolc; his father's emigration to Chile when he was four months old; not joining him due to the war; his warm and loving extended family; German invasion in 1944; being sent to live with non-Jewish neighbors; visiting his mother in the ghetto once (he never saw her again); denunciation; deportation to Kecskemét; being retrieved by his foster grandfather; denunciation; deportation to Budapest; retrieval again by the grandfather; denunciation; hiding in the attic, then with peasants in a village; returning to Miskolc with his foster father in November 1944; liberation by Soviet troops; his uncle's visit in March 1945; a four-month journey to Chile via Vienna (he stayed in a refugee camp); imprisonment for political reasons; and emigration to Canada in 1975 (his wife and children joined him after three months). Mr. P. discusses dreams of his mother; never having told his entire story before, although his family knows it; a trip to Hungary; visits with his uncle in England; his love for and gratitude to his foster family; and surviving because he was not circumcised.

Author/Creator
P., Adam, 1938-
Published
Vancouver, B.C. : Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society, 1990
Interview Date
July 10, 1990.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Adam P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3097). 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/4290540
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:38:00
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