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Joseph M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2865) interviewed by Margot Brandes and Raymond Kaplan,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2865

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    Videotape testimony of Joseph M., who was born in Oradea, Romania in 1918. He recalls his father's death; attending Jewish schools; their identification as Hungarians; his successful garment manufacturing business; participating in Mizrachi; Hungarian occupation; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion in Baia Mare in 1942; slave labor in Yugoslavia and Ukraine; frequent beatings and killings; bombings by Soviets; feeling he would die from the work in Brest; transfer to the Mátra Mountains; escaping briefly with a friend near Hasznos; a mass killing when they rejoined a Jewish unit; a death march to Mauthausen in November 1944, then to Gunskirchen in March 1945; liberation by United States troops; returning home; learning all his family had been murdered except his older sister; living in Budapest; escaping with his wife during the 1956 uprising; and their emigration to the United States. Mr. M. describes details of life in a Hungarian slave labor battalion. He shows documents and photographs.
    M., Joseph, 1918-
    Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1995
    Interview Date
    May 5, 1995.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Hasznos (Hungary)
    Mátra Mountains (Hungary)
    Brest (Belarus)
    Baia Mare (Romania)
    Oradea (Romania)
    Cite As
    Joseph M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2865). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Brandes, Margot, interviewer.
    Kaplan, Raymond, interviewer.

    Physical Details

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

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Mutual aid.
    Mass killings.

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