Media Files
Title:
William Z. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1338
Orbis bib 1058037
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 1989-11-05
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.1338
Orbis bib 1058037
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body Z., William, 1919-
Person or Corporate Body Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Birkenau (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Jaworzno (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Gross-Rosen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Z., William, -- 1919-
Person or Corporate Body Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Birkenau (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Jaworzno (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Gross-Rosen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Buchenwald (Concentration camp)
topical Holocaust survivors
topical Video tapes
topical Men
topical Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
genre_form Personal narratives
topical World War, 1939-1945
genre_form Personal narratives, Jewish
topical Brothers
topical Forced labor
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Underground movements
topical Jewish ghettos
topical Jews
geographic Ukraine
geographic Mukacheve
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Conscript labor
geographic Hungary
topical Concentration camp inmates
topical Religious life
geographic Czechoslovakia
geographic Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Resistance
topical Aid by non-Jews
topical Death marches
topical Jews
geographic Hungary
geographic Munkács
topical Hungarian occupation
Format:
2 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of William Z., who was born in Znacevo, Czechoslovakia in 1919. He recalls attending school until age thirteen; apprenticeship and working for his father as a cabinet maker; Hungarian occupation; forced labor in a Hungarian army battalion; visits to a local Jewish family; a promise of protection from a Hungarian general; and obtaining weapons for partisans with funds from the local Jewish family. Mr. Z. recounts obtaining a leave from the general; finding his home abandoned; learning his family was in the Munka?cs ghetto and joining them; smuggling his two brothers out with papers from the general; deportation with his family to Auschwitz/Birkenau in May 1944; working with his younger brother in Jaworzna; a death march to Gross Rosen; losing his brother en route; transfer to Buchenwald; and being put in boxcars from which he was liberated. He tells of recuperating at a former Hitler Youth Camp; returning to Munka?cs; finding one brother and sister; settling in Karlovy Vary with his brother; and emigration to the United States with his wife, child and brother. He mentions a Yom Kippur service at a camp that gave him courage to go on and face later experiences.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording Baltimore, Md. :
Date:
creation 1989-11-05
Agent:
Producer Baltimore Jewish Council
Z., William, 1919-
Hyman, Roslyn M.
Myers, Ries
Interviewee Z, William (2148)
Interviewer Hyman, Roslyn M.
Interviewer Myers, R.
Duration:
01:48:05
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