Media Files
Title:
David M. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4268
Orbis bib 6572295
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 2004-03-02
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4268
Orbis bib 6572295
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body M., David, 1928-
Person or Corporate Body Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Allach (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Feldafing (Displaced persons camp)
Person or Corporate Body International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Person or Corporate Body Mizrachi
Person or Corporate Body United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
Person or Corporate Body M., David, -- 1928-
Person or Corporate Body Auschwitz (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Allach (Concentration camp)
Person or Corporate Body Feldafing (Displaced persons camp)
Person or Corporate Body International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
Person or Corporate Body Mizrachi
Person or Corporate Body United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
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 World War, 1939-1945
topical Children
topical Jewish children in the Holocaust
topical Friendship
topical Brothers and sisters
topical Forced labor
topical Concentration camps
topical Sociological aspects
topical Revenge
topical Death marches
topical Refugee camps
geographic Romania
geographic Șimleu Silvaniei (Romania)
geographic Munich (Germany)
geographic Bolzano (Italy : Province)
geographic Modena (Italy)
geographic Ancona (Italy)
geographic Santa Cesarea Terme (Italy)
geographic Rome (Italy)
geographic Ostia (Italy)
geographic Cyprus
geographic Palestine
topical Emigration and immigration
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Child survivors
topical Postwar experiences
topical Hungarian occupation
topical Aid by non-Jews
topical Mutual aid
Format:
2 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of David M., who was born in Simleul-Silvaniei, Romania in 1928, the ninth of twelve children. He recounts his family's relative affluence; attending cheder and public school; Hungarian occupation in 1941; anti-Jewish restrictions; working for a non-Jewish furniture maker to learn the trade; his older brothers' draft into Hungarian slave labor battalions; German invasion in 1944; a round-up; giving his father's watch to a family friend; incarceration in a brick factory; deportation to Auschwitz; privileged work in a kitchen; contact with his sisters; throwing them food and shoes; a kapo protecting him from selections; hiding with a friend from a selection; volunteering for transfer; slave labor in Leipzig; a death march to Allach in May; liberation by United States troops; prisoners killing the guards; living in Munich, then Feldafing displaced persons camp; traveling with the Jewish Brigade to Italy; assistance from the Red Cross; living in various locations including Bolzano, Modena, Ancona, and Santa Cesarea; assistance from UNRRA; learning two sisters and two brothers had survived; waiting in Rome, then Ostia (on a Mizrachi kibbutz) to return home to join them; his sister writing him not to come; illegal emigration to Palestine; incarceration on Cyprus for almost two years; serving in the Israeli military; and emigration to the United States in 1954. Mr. M. discusses inter-group relations in concentration camps; the importance of friends to his survival; visiting his hometown with his daughter; and gratitude to the United States. He shows photographs and his father's watch (a sibling is pictured for each hour).
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
Date:
creation 2004-03-02
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
M., David, 1928-
Katz, Barbara Hadley
Rudof, Joanne Weiner
Interviewee M, David (5545)
Interviewer Rudof, Joanne
Duration:
02:29:27

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