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Ludovit B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3956) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3956

Videotape testimony of Ludovit B., who was born in Trnava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia), one of eight children. He recalls his family's poverty; moving to Petržalka due to debt; their orthodoxy; attending a Jewish school; working odd jobs; draft into a forced labor battalion; postings in many places including Čemerné, Humenné, Liptovský Svätý Peter; Svätý Jur, and Zvolen; road construction and quarrying; illegally visiting his family until their deportation in 1942; escaping in 1943; a non-Jew hiding him for four days; traveling to Bratislava; obtaining the birth certificate of a non-Jew and using it to obtain identification papers from the police; working in a cemetery; going from home to work and rarely meeting other people; liberation by Soviet troops; and learning his entire family had been killed. Mr. B. notes sharing his story with his children and believing it was a miracle that he survived.

B., Ludovit, 1920-
Bratislava, Slovakia : Milan Šimečka Foundation, 1997
Interview Date
May 22, 1997.
3 copies: 1/2 in. VHS master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Ludovit B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3956). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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