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

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-4408

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.
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.