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Ervin H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-483) interviewed by Lyn Silberman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-483

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    Videotape testimony of Ervin H., who was born in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in approximately 1915. He recounts attending public school, then yeshiva in Czechoslovakia; working in his father's business; anti-Jewish legislation; marriage in 1941; conscription into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; assignments in Kiev and Belopolʹye; encountering a school friend who was an officer (he beat other Jews, but communicated to Ervin H.'s parents for him); frequent beatings and killings; being left for dead when he was ill; a doctor (a friend from home) assisting him; Italian soldiers providing extra food for them in the Briansk forest; discharge in 1943; returning home; reunion with his family; living with his wife and son in the Budapest ghetto; escaping from a deportation; joining his in-laws, wife, and child at a Red Cross safe-house; deportation with his wife to Bergen-Belsen; train evacuation in April 1945; liberation by United States troops; learning his wife had died; working for the U.S. and British militaries; reunion with his in-laws and son in Budapest; his son's illness and death; illegally entering Germany; smuggling Jewish refugees; working for UNRRA in displaced persons camps; remarriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. H. describes details of the slave labor battalion.
    H., Ervin, 1915?-
    Cleveland, Ohio : National Council of Jewish Women, Holocaust Archive Project, 1985
    Interview Date
    January 7, 1985.
    Kiev (Ukraine)
    Belopolʹye (Ukraine)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Celle (Germany)
    Cite As
    Ervin H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-483). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Silberman, Lyn, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 32 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Wife Death.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.

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