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Pinchas H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1760) interviewed by Devorah Mann,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1760

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    Videotape testimony of Pinchas H., who was born in Kisvárda, Hungary in 1924. He recalls living in Vác and Kisvárda; working in Budapest; German occupation in 1944; returning to Kisvárda; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; assignment with his father and brother to the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); transfer with his brother to Buchenwald, then to Tröglitz; slave labor; Allied bombings; his brother's hospitalization; their transfer to Berga, then Buchenwald; his transfer to Ohrdruf; public hangings; hospitalization; transfer to Crawinkel, then back to Ohrdruf; transfer to Buchenwald; learning of his brother's evacuation (he never saw him again); deciding to commit suicide; assistance from people from Kisvárda which saved his life; liberation by United States troops; hospitalization; traveling to Budapest, then Kisvárda; support from the Joint; illegally traveling to Greece; British incarceration on Cyprus for illegally trying to enter Palestine; legally entering in December 1946; marriage; serving in the Israel-Arab and Sinai campaigns; and emigration with his family to the United States. Mr. H. discusses camp life, including religious observances and the impact of starvation; not expecting his children to understand his experiences; continuing painful memories; and believing it would take days and/or volumes to convey his experiences. He shows documents.
    H., Pinchas, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1990
    Interview Date
    December 16, 1990.
    Kisvárda (Hungary)
    Vác (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Pinchas H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1760). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Mann, Devorah, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 36 min.)

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Hospitals in concentration camps
    Postwar effects.
    Survivor-child relations.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. Jewish ghettos. Jews--Hungary--Kisvárda. Fathers and sons. Brothers. Forced labor. Concentration camp inmates--Religious life. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. Suicide. Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949. Sinai Campaign, 1956. Kisvárda (Hungary) Hungary. Vác (Hungary) Budapest (Hungary) Palestine--Emigration and immigration. Cyprus. Oral histories (document genres) H., Pinchas,--1924- Auschwitz (Concentration camp) Birkenau (Concentration camp) Buchenwald (Concentration camp) Berga (Concentration camp) Ohrdruf (Concentration camp) Tröglitz (Concentration camp) American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Crawinkel (Concentration camp)

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