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Laszlo T. Holocaust testimony (HVT-197) interviewed by Dori Laub and Dana L. Kline

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-197

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.

Author/Creator
T., Laszlo, 1915-2002.
Published
Washington, D.C. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1983
Interview Date
April 11, 1983.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/801233
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