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Leslie K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1746) interviewed by Jaschael Pery,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1746

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    Videotape testimony of Leslie K., who was born in Berlin, Germany in 1927. He recalls growing up in Oradea; antisemitism; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish laws; German occupation in April 1944; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; remaining with his brother and a cousin; slave labor in a coal mine; learning about the extermination process, but repressing it; extermination of the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); difficulty communicating with other prisoners since he did not speak Yiddish; learning of the Sonderkommando revolt from an escapee (a former teacher) who joined his barrack; public hanging of a group organizing an uprising; sharing stolen food with his cousin and brother; evacuation to Gross-Rosen, then Dachau in January 1945; transfer a month later to Waldlager; hospitalization; his brother smuggling food to him; evacuation of his brother and cousin; liberation by United States troops; a long recovery; reunion with his brother (his cousin was killed); traveling to Budapest to join their uncle; returning to Oradea; learning their sister had perished; fleeing to refugee camps in the American zone; emigration to the United States; marriage to a survivor; and serving in the U.S. military. Mr. K. discusses camp life, including preoccupation with food (mentally cooking); his emotional letdown after liberation; and nightmares. He shows photographs.
    K., Leslie, 1927-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    February 4, 1992.
    Berlin (Germany)
    Oradea (Romania)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Leslie K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1746). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Pery, Jaschael, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Hungarian occupation.
    Hospitals in concentration camps.
    Concentration camps Revolts.
    Concentration camps Underground movements.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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