Oscar K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4110) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2001
- Interview Date
- July 25, 2001.
- 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.
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.