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Herman W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4394) interviewed by Barbara Hadley Katz and Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4394

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.

Author/Creator
W., Herman, 1927-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
Interview Date
March 22, 2007.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/7847686
Record last modified: 2016-04-18 10:53:00
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