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Teddy R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1553) interviewed by Toby Blum-Dobkin and Hannah Levinsky-Koevary,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1553

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Teddy R., who was born in Oradea, Romania in 1922. He recalls his family's primitive standard of living; his uncle in the United States sending money for his high school education; belonging to No'ar ha-Tsiyoni; Hungarian occupation in 1940; confiscation of most of their possessions; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in September 1943; his father visiting him in Tăşnad; slave labor in several locations including Dej; marching toward Budapest in winter with no shoes, minimal clothing and food; confinement to the Budapest ghetto guarded by the Arrow Cross; severe hunger; Soviet bombardment; liberation by Soviet troops in January; returning to Oradea; reunion with an uncle; learning his parents had been deported and killed; contacting his relatives in the United States for papers; traveling to Budapest, then Vienna; living in Linz, Badgastein, and Backnang displaced persons camps; working for UNRRA; emigration to the United States; his relatives not wanting to hear his experiences; marriage; raising his children as orthodox; not sharing his story with them; and a recent trip to Hungary. Mr. R. shows photographs and his wife briefly joins him.
    Author/Creator
    R., Teddy, 1922-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    July 18 and October 17, 1990.
    Locale
    Hungary
    Budapest
    Oradea (Romania)
    Romania
    Tășnad (Romania)
    Dej (Romania)
    Vienna (Austria)
    Cite As
    Teddy R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1553). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum-Dobkin, Toby, interviewer.
    Levinsky-Koevary, Hannah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    2 videorecordings (3 hr., and 35 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Antisemitism Prewar.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4295427
    Record last modified:
    2018-06-04 13:28:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4295427

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