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Nicholas P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-575) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Joyce Romm,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-575

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    Videotape testimony of Nicholas P., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1912. He relates his father's conversion to Catholicism (which included the family) to obtain employment; his father's World War I service on the front for almost four years; attending high school in Szarvas; receiving his Ph.D. in Szeged; and working over twelve years for a bank in Budapest. Mr. P. describes changes starting in 1938; serving in a Jewish forced labor battalion; his marriage during a leave; deportation to Bergen-Belsen in December 1943; hardships in the transport and camp; liberation by Americans on April 7, 1945; and returning to Budapest to seek family members. He recalls finding his wife; realizing his mother would not return; returning to his former job; and emigration to Sweden. He tells of the birth of his three children; his brother, who became a Catholic priest and spent the war in Italy; and emigration to the United States. Mr. P. emphasizes the importance of survivors sharing their experiences; his own strong Jewish identity; and the difficulty of discussing these years with his wife. He also reads some of his poetry.
    P., Nicholas, 1912-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1985
    Interview Date
    April 29, 1985.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Szarvas (Hungary)
    Szeged (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Nicholas P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-575). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strochlic, Kathy, interviewer.
    Romm, Joyce, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (40 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Antisemitism Prewar.

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