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Arnold and Lionel R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-64) interviewed by Miriam Forman and Dori Laub,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-64

Videotape testimony of Arnold R. who was born in 1928 in a town in Slovakia, and his brother Lionel R., who was born in the same town in 1926. Both brothers describe their Orthodox upbringing; the Hungarian and German occupations; their life in the ghetto at Munkács; the liquidation of the ghetto; and widespread violence and cruelty. They relate their transport to and arrival at Auschwitz; separation from their mother; their transfer, along with their father, to Mauthausen; and their slave labor in Melk and Ebensee. They also tell of their support of each other and their father during this time; liberation; emigration to the United States; their thirty years of silence about their experiences; the lasting effects of these experiences; and their feelings about passing their memories to their children.

R., Arnold, 1928-
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
Interview Date
October 30, 1982.
Mukacheve (Ukraine)
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Arnold and Lionel R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-64). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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