Eugen J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3955) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová
- Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1997
- Interview Date
- May 15, 1997.
- 3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eugen J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3955). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Eugen J., who was born in Mladá Boleslav in 1931, the older of two children. He recalls living in Prague; his family keeping kosher and observing Judaism; antisemitic harassment in school; visits to his maternal grandmother's farm near Bratislava; moving to a small village, Libošovice, in the hope no one would know they were Jews; having to register, which revealed they were Jews; his parents being sent for forced labor in 1941; his sister living with Christian farmers (she did not survive); working in a factory; assistance from many non-Jews; learning after the war that his parents had survived; traveling to Theresienstadt to bring his mother home; her poor health; the loss of all the family property; and becoming more religious. Mr. J. discusses his education, many jobs and careers, and assisting the Jewish community.