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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.

Author/Creator
M., Louis, 1925?-
Published
Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1984
Interview Date
November 30, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Louis M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-469). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4293833
Record last modified: 2016-11-30 13:52:00
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