Eugene D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-458) interviewed by Lissa Keller,
Videotape testimony of Eugene D., who was born in Satu Mare, Romania in approximately 1930, one of seven children. He recounts his orthodox family's poverty; Hungarian occupation in 1940; antisemitic harassment by a teacher; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his parents and some siblings (he never saw them again); remaining with two older brothers; separation from his brothers when he was transferred to Płaszów about a week later; a rabbi being killed because he would not give up his tallit and tefillin; transfer to Gross-Rosen, then Gleiwitz; a privileged position as a German doctor's assistant; receiving extra food from him; the doctor arranging his assignment to the kitchen three months later when he was transferred; a beating for giving food to other prisoners; reassignment to a tank factory; assistance from German civilian workers; fasting and prayer on Yom Kippur; a death march in spring 1945; return to Gleiwitz; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; brief hospitalization; living in an orphanage; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. D. discusses the importance to his survival of hoping to see his family again; profound loneliness as the only survivor of his family; and his sense of being "broken."
- Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
- Interview Date
- December 17, 1984.
Satu Mare (Romania : Județ)
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eugene D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-458). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.