Eugene B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-4408) interviewed by Joanne Weiner Rudof
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 2007
- Interview Date
- December 19, 2007.
- 3 copies: DVCam master; Betacam SP submaster; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Eugene B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT- 4408). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.