Media Files
Title:
Ferdinand H. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.3945
Orbis bib 4528221
Language:
Primary Hungarian
Date:
creation 1996-03-10
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.3945
Orbis bib 4528221
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body H., Ferdinand, 1907-
Person or Corporate Body Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Oranienburg (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body H., Ferdinand, 1907-
Person or Corporate Body Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Oranienburg (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 Forced labor
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Conscript labor
geographic Hungary
topical Concentration camps
topical Psychological aspects
topical Brothers
geographic Alba Iulia (Romania)
geographic Košice (Slovakia)
geographic Budapest (Hungary)
geographic Vienna (Austria)
geographic Prague (Czech Republic)
geographic Bor (Serbia)
geographic Plzeň (Czech Republic)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Postwar experiences
topical Postwar effects
topical Mutual aid
topical Hungarian occupation
Format:
1 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Ferdinand H., who was born in Alba Iulia, Romania in 1907 and moved to Kos?ice in 1911, one of four sons. He recalls his mother's death in 1914; his father working as a third generation cantor; attending synagogue with his father; attending music conservatories in Prague and Vienna; singing in traveling choirs; serving in the Czech military; discharge; Hungarian occupation; returning home; draft into a Hungarian slave labor battalion; returning home several times; placing his youngest brother on an illegal children's transport from Budapest to Palestine; his father's death; kind treatment from Serbs while stationed in Bor; transfer to Sachsenhausen and Oranienburg; slave labor in a munitions factory; liberation; traveling home; brief arrest in Plzen? when mistaken for a German; learning his two brothers in forced labor had perished; difficulties "returning to life"; illness which prevented his intended emigration; marriage; and his work in the theater. Mr. H. recounts many details of his childhood, forced labor, and camp life; assistance from other prisoners; physical maladies resulting from his experiences; and living with constant terror during the war, expecting each moment to be his last.
Language:
Primary Hungarian
Coverage:
Place of Recording Bratislava, Slovakia :
Date:
creation 1996-03-10
Agent:
Producer Milan Šimečka Foundation
H., Ferdinand, 1907-
Salamon, Pavol
Interviewee H, Ferdinand (5211)
Interviewer Salamon, Pavol
Duration:
02:16:05

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