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Oscar K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4110) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4110

Videotape testimony of Oscar K., who was born in Oradea, Romania in 1928. He recalls his large, extended family living in one building; their orthodoxy; attending a Jewish gymnasium; Hungarian occupation; German invasion in 1944; ghettoization; his father planning their hiding to escape round-ups for deportation; hiding for six weeks with his parents, brother, and grandmother; assistance from their non-Jewish building superintendent to escape to Romania (he helped some 300 Jews escape); splitting up on the train; being caught (his family was not); incarceration in Tîrgu Jiu; becoming very ill; liberation by Soviet troops in fall 1944; returning with his family to Oradea; learning only two uncles had survived; smuggling himself out in 1948; living in Rothschild Hospital and Salzburg displaced persons camps; assistance from the Joint; marriage; emigration to the United States; and assistance from HIAS. Mr. K. discusses "missing connections" to his extended family; sharing his story with his children; and continuing to send gifts to their rescuer.

K., Oscar, 1928-
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
Interview Date
July 25, 2001.
Oradea (Romania)
Vienna (Austria)
3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Oscar K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4110). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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