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Fred E. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1040) interviewed by Sidney Krueger and Phyllis O. Ziman Tobin

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1040

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.

Author/Creator
E., Fred, 1927-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
May 14, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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.