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Alex F. Holocaust testimony (HVT-28) interviewed by Dori Laub and Laurel Vlock

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-28

Videotape testimony of Alex F., who was born in Ladmovce, Czechoslovakia, in 1926. He describes the Hungarian occupation in 1938; being taken as a hostage by the Hungarian police in 1944; the relocation of the region's Jews to the ghetto in Sátoraljaújhely in the same year; his deportation to Birkenau, where he was separated from his parents; and his transfer to the labor camp of Auschwitz, where he worked making fertilizer. He relates his experience as an experimental subject in Auschwitz, after which he hid to escape a selection; the death march from Auschwitz to Breslau in January, 1945; and his transfer to the camps of Gross Rosen, Dachau, Mühldorf, Landsberg, and Kaufering. He tells of the cannibalism he witnessed in Kaufering; his and the other prisoners' escape from the train which was to have taken them from the camp; and liberation by the Americans. Mr. F. also speaks of the continuing physical and psychological effects of his wartime experience.

Author/Creator
F., Alex, 1926-
Published
Bridgeport, Conn. : Holocaust Survivors Film Project, 1979
Interview Date
August 7, 1979.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alex F. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-28). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.