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Eugene B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4408) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4408

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    Videotape testimony of Eugene B., who was born in Uz︠h︡horod, Czechoslovakia (presently Ukraine) in 1925, the oldest of six children. He recounts leaving school at age fourteen, apprenticing as a tailor; Hungarian occupation; confiscation of his family's store; moving to Budapest by himself; working in a factory and selling used clothing; returning home in early 1944; German occupation; ghettoization; deportation to Auschwitz; remaining with his father and one brother; transfer about a week later to Erlensbusch; good treatment because a friend from Uz︠h︡horod knew a German official there; slave labor building anti-tank ditches; assistance from civilian workers; a death march to Flossenbürg; he and his brother carrying their father; a death march via Dresden to Litoměřice, then Theresienstadt; Czech bystanders throwing them bread; liberation in May; returning home; reunion with another brother in Budapest; his father remaining in Uz︠h︡horod; illegal emigration to Palestine via Bucharest and Italy in summer 1945; military service; marriage in 1949; his son's birth; and emigration to the United States in 1951. Mr. B. attributes his survival to luck and God's presence.
    B., Eugene, 1925-
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
    Interview Date
    December 19, 2007.
    Uz︠h︡horod (Ukraine)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Dresden (Germany)
    Bucharest (Romania)
    Cite As
    Eugene B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT- 4408). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Rudof, Joanne Weiner, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 3 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Hungarian occupation
    Antisemitism Prewar.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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