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Louis M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-469) interviewed by Sue Danford

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-469

Videotape testimony of Louis M., who was born in approximately 1925. He recounts living in Bucharest; his family's poverty and orthodoxy; abandonment by his father; living with his grandmother; attending Jewish and public schools; antisemitic harassment; his brother fleeing to Soviet-occupied territory; a tailor's apprenticeship in Budapest; German invasion in March 1944; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; railroad work in various locations; escaping with others in December; liberation by Soviet troops; compulsory labor for the Soviets; escaping; returning to Bucharest via Yugoslavia; reunion with an uncle; joining a Zionist group illegally traveling to Austria, then Germany; learning his brother had emigrated to Palestine in 1944; learning a cousin was in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; visiting him; emigration to Canada in 1948; joining relatives in the United States in 1954; marriage; and learning his father had survived. Mr. M. notes his mother, sisters and grandparents were killed and sharing his story with his children, although not discussing it often.

M., Louis, 1925?-
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 30, 1984.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Louis M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-469). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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