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Martin R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-166) interviewed by Dori Laub and Ron Taffel,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-166

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    Videotape testimony of Martin R., who was born in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, in 1925. He recounts his prewar childhood; the Yugoslavian resistance to Hungarian occupation; his mother's decision to take her children to Baja, Hungary; the mass drowning of Communists and Jews of Novi Sad, including his father; and the attitude of onlooking Croatians. He tells of his brothers' conscription as slave soldiers on the Russian front; the forced removal of his family by Hungarian soldiers, while Hungarian civilians looked on in approval; and the transport to Subotica, where he was separated from his family and taken to Backa Topola. He describes the train ride to Auschwitz and his arrival there; his transport to Wüstegiersdorf, a labor camp in Silesia; and his work there. He recalls his transport to Bergen-Belsen, then Hildesheim as a slave laborer; return to Bergen-Belsen in April 1945; and liberation there. Mr. R. also speaks of his inability to erase memories and recurring dreams of Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen.
    R., Martin, 1925-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1982
    Interview Date
    October 30, 1982.
    Subotica (Subotica)
    Novi Sad (Serbia)
    Baja (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Martin R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-166). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Laub, Dori, interviewer.
    Taffel, Ron, interviewer.
    Unpublished finding aid available in repository; 1/2 in. VHS is linked to finding aid by time coding.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 45 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation.

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