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Zvi S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3830)

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3830

Videotape testimony of Zvi S., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1915, a twin, and one of four children. He recounts his childhood in Mukacheve; enlisting in the Czech army; attending officer training school in Michalovce; returning home; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau with his twin sister and mother; identifying himself and sister as twins upon arrival; supervising the twins and dwarfs selected for Josef Mengele's specious medical experiments (he was called Twins Father); saving some from selection for death at risk of his own life; liberation by Soviet troops; taking many of the surviving twins home; traveling to Bucharest, Budapest, then Karlovy Vary; and emigration to Israel. Mr. S. discusses maintaining contact with some of the twins and documents about him in Yad Vashem.

S., Zvi, 1915-
Tel Aviv, Israel : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1993
Interview Date
January 11, 1993.
2 copies: 3/4 in. master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Zvi S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3830). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.