Laszlo T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-197) interviewed by Dori Laub and Dana L. Kline
- Washington, D.C. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
- Interview Date
- April 11, 1983.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Laszlo T. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-197). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Laszlo T., who was born in Budapest in 1915. He describes his early childhood in the Jewish section of Budapest; post World War I antisemitism in Hungary; his interest in Zionism; his entry into medical school in June 1932; and prejudice in medical school. He recounts working as a physician in a Jewish hospital in 1938-1939; working in the central hospital of Budapest until April 1942; and the deportation and death of his brother. He recalls his work as a conscript in a hospital in Sopron (Ödenburg) from April 1942 until June 1944; and the fate of Sopron's Jewish community. He tells of writing a book on Jewish sports as a protest against Hungarian discrimination and of his belief that almost all Hungarians were Nazi sympathizers. He relates becoming head of the surgical department of a hospital in Budapest; the formation of a ghetto in Budapest; his transport towards Germany in a slave labor group; and his escape. He also describes Raoul Wallenberg and his own Jewish identity.