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Sam T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-388) interviewed by Sara Weinberger

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-388

Videotape testimony of Sam T., who was born in Czechoslovakia in approximately 1927, the third of nine children. He recounts living in Berehove; his family's orthodoxy; cordial relations with non-Jews; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; expropriation of his father's business; going to Budapest in order to work and send money home to his family; his older brother joining him; his brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; obtaining false papers as a non-Jew through a Zionist organization; smuggling food into and a few Jews out of the ghetto; hiding in a bunker during searches; obtaining his brother's release using false papers; food shortages; frequent bombings; liberation by Soviet troops; illegally entering Romania, then Italy with assistance from Zionists; reunion with his brother and one sister (his parents and five siblings did not survive); and emigration to the United States.

T., Sam, 1927?-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 12, 1984.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Sam T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-388). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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