Sam T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-388) interviewed by Sara Weinberger
- 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.
- Cite As
- Sam T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-388). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.