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Nathan S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1232) interviewed by Selma Wasserman and Bernard Weinstein

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1232

Videotape testimony of Nathan S., who was born in Nizhni Vorota, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1918. He recounts working as a barber; serving in the Czech military; Hungarian occupation; serving in Esztergom; transfer to a Hungarian slave labor battalion in Komárno; forced labor felling trees; returning home in September 1941; learning his older brothers had been drafted into slave labor battalions; traveling to Budapest; slave labor building tank barricades; escaping with a group of fellow prisoners; assistance from local farmers; hiding in a forest; liberation by Soviet troops; returning home; learning his parents and younger siblings had been deported and that none of his family had survived; smuggling friends to Mukacheve; joining a militia; traveling to Germany; marriage; and emigration to the United States. Mr. S. discusses his anger with the orthodox leadership and sharing his experiences with his children.

Author/Creator
S., Nathan, 1918-
Published
Union, N.J. : Kean College Oral Testimonies Project, 1987
Interview Date
December 15, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; Betacam SP restoration master; Betacam SP restoration dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Nathan S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1232). 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/4294905
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:40:00
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