Herman W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4394) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz and Lawrence L. Langer
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
- Interview Date
- March 22, 2007.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Herman W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-4394). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Herman W., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1927, one of five children. He recounts attending cheder, public school, then yeshiva; Hungarian occupation; his bar mitzvah; his older brother's draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; three-week ghettoization; deportation with his family to Auschwitz; remaining with his father and uncle; transfer to Wolfsberg a few days later; slave labor on the railway; a foot injury resulting from wearing clogs; hospitalization; the prisoner doctor hiding him during selections; sharing extra food with his father and uncle; a death march and train transfer to Ebensee; Czechs throwing food to them; his father's hospitalization and death; liberation by United States troops; separation from his uncle (he never saw him again); traveling to Prague; hospitalization; reunion with his brother; returning home; reunion with two sisters and an uncle; neighbors refusing to return family possessions; living in Wasserburg and Munich displaced persons camps; emigration to the United States in 1948; and marriage in 1954.