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Alex P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-126) interviewed by Dori Laub and Michael Moskowitz

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-126

Videotape testimony of Alex P., who was born in Szerencs, Hungary, one of eight children. He speaks of his happy life before the war, when he ran his father's bakery. He recalls the rise of Nazism in Szerencs in the late 1930s and tells how, in 1938/1939, he was drafted into the Jewish slave labor brigade of the Hungarian army and separated from his pregnant wife, whom he never saw again. He talks of working in Galicia, Munkacs, and elsewhere in Poland; of his stay in a quarantine camp in Transnistria; and of accompanying his brigade to Budapest, where he was liberated in January, 1945. Mr. P. describes his postwar return home, noting the reception he got from the townspeople and his feelings upon learning that his wife and four-year-old daughter, whom he had never seen, had been killed in Auschwitz. Other topics of discussion include his life in the United States, where he remarried and worked as a baker; and his son, "a feeling Jew" to whom he has communicated his experiences.

Author/Creator
P., Alex, 1904-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1981
Interview Date
August 2, 1981.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4in. master; 3/4in. dub; and 1/2in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alex P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-126). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/616810
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