Ludovit B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3956) interviewed by Peter Salner and Ingrid Antalová
- 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.
- Cite As
- Ludovit B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3956). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.