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Mendel S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4141) interviewed by Abraham Huberman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4141

Videotape testimony of Mendel S., who was born in Petrova in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1906. He recounts his father's death when he was three; Petrova becoming part of Romania after World War I; attending Romanian school, yeshiva, and technical college; marriage in 1930; establishing a textile production company; the births of four children; Hungarian occupation; traveling to Budapest for raw materials in 1942; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; posting to Russia; returning home in 1944; deportation to Austria; slave labor in a flour mill; learning from his landlord that his family had been deported (one daughter survived); train transport and a death march to Mauthausen; liberation by United States troops; living in Badgastein displaced persons camp for two years; moving to Salzburg; emigration to La Paz, Bolivia, then Argentina two years later; marriage; and raising his daughter and his wife's sons.

S., Mendel, 1906-
Buenos Aires, Argentina : Fundacion "Memoria del Holocausto", 2000
Interview Date
August 25, 2000.
2 copies: Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mendel S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4141). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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