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Eugene N. Holocaust testimony (HVT-178) interviewed by Dori Laub and Eva Kantor

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-178

Videotape testimony of Eugene N., who was born in Czechoslovakia, in 1923. He tells of his family's prewar life; instances of prewar antisemitism; and the effects of the Hungarian and German occupations. He relates his family's deportation in April, 1944, from his grandmother's house in Budapest, where they were then living, to the Munkács ghetto and later to Auschwitz. Mr. N. vividly recalls his arrival at Auschwitz, including his separation from family members except his father and brother; their transfer after a week to Mauthausen, and eight days later, to Melk, where they worked as slave laborers in the sand mines. He describes conditions there, detailing the physical deterioration, humiliation, and eventual disappearance of his father. He speaks of the sustaining relationship with his brother; the 1945 evacuation from Melk to Ebensee, where he worked in a stone mine until his liberation, five weeks later, by the Americans; and prisoners' revenge against former kapos. Mr. N. also tells of his emigration to and his livelihood in the United States.

N., Eugene, 1923-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
November 7, 1982.
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Eugene N. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-178). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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