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Emrich O. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4107) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Helen Katz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4107

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    Videotape testimony of Emrich O., who was born in Tiszapüspöki, Hungary in 1925. He recounts his family's move to Törökszentmiklós; their extreme poverty; his father's death after his bar mitzvah; his mother begging relatives for funds so he could attend high school; apprenticeship to a baker; working at a bakery in Budapest; his brother working in leather goods; notice to report to a Hungarian slave labor battalion; visiting his mother and grandmother in Törökszentmiklós (he never saw them again); slave labor in Püspökladány; transfer to Budapest; clearing body parts from the Danube after Allied bombings; becoming a cook; escape with another prisoner with assistance from the captain; being caught; his fellow escapee's execution; his release; obtaining false papers; seeking his family after the war; learning his mother, brother, and sister had been killed; living in Funk Kaserne displaced persons camp; emigration to the United States with assistance from HIAS; marriage; and eventually owning his own bakery. Mr. O. discusses his mother's life of hardship; appreciation for the United States; and a trip to Hungary with his daughters in 1972.
    O., Emrich, 1925-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
    Interview Date
    June 13, 2001.
    Tiszapüspöki (Hungary)
    Törökszentmiklós (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Emrich O. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4107). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Katz, Helen, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 14 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    False papers.

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