Fred E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1040) interviewed by Sidney Krueger and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin
- Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
- Interview Date
- May 14, 1987.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Fred E. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1040). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Fred E., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1927, the oldest of four children. He recalls Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions; German occupation; ghettoization with his family; deportation to Auschwitz; separation from his mother and sisters; his father volunteering as a metal worker (he was afraid to do so); transfer to Janina coal mines; slave labor; becoming numb; friendships with other Hungarians; a death march and train transport to Flossenbürg; liberation from a train; hospitalization in Nuremberg; transport to Prague; traveling to Budapest; reunion with his sister; their return to Uz︠h︡horod seeking family (no one else survived); living in an UNRRA camp in Italy; moving to Paris; marriage; working for the Joint; and emigration to Australia. Mr. E. notes his sister remained in Uz︠h︡horod until her emigration to Israel ten years ago; not wanting to burden his children with his memories; and health problems due to his camp experiences.