Marvin N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-360) interviewed by Donald K. Freedheim
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- November 5, 1984.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Marvin N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-360). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Marvin N., who was born in Yasinya, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1929, one of eight children. He recounts his family's orthodoxy; Hungarian occupation; forced labor with his brother for the German military; escaping from a round-up; witnessing a mass killing; returning home; deportation with his family in 1943 to Hungary, then Košice, then Auschwitz/Birkenau; selection for work with his older brother and father (his remaining family were murdered); a fellow inmate, too sick to eat, sharing his food; transfer with his brother to Mauthausen eight days later, then to Gusen; slave labor cleaning latrines and carrying corpses to the crematorium; random killings of Jewish prisoners; a death march; passing through Wels; guards shooting prisoners (he was wounded); liberation by United States troops; hospitalization; returning to Czechoslovakia; reunion with his brother in Budapest; living in Badgastein displaced persons camp; working for the United States Army and UNRRA; emigration to the United States as an orphan; and marriage in 1953. Mr. N. discusses not losing hope; emotional numbness in camps; and nightmares due to his experiences. He shows a photograph of himself seeking his father in Dachau after liberation.