Media Files
Title:
Ernest K. Holocaust testimony
Collection:
Fortunoff Video Archive (Unrestricted)
Organization:
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4368
Orbis bib 7848145
Language:
Primary English
Date:
creation 2006-11-13
Identifier:
EAD ID mssa.hvt.4368
Orbis bib 7848145
Subject:
Person or Corporate Body K., Ernest, 1919-
Person or Corporate Body Maccabi World Union
Person or Corporate Body DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen
Person or Corporate Body HIAS (Agency)
Person or Corporate Body K., Ernest, -- 1919-
Person or Corporate Body Maccabi World Union
Person or Corporate Body DP-Camp Bergen-Belsen
Person or Corporate Body HIAS (Agency)
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 Jews
topical Migrations
topical Jewish refugees
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Jews
topical Rescue
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Participation, Jewish
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Participation, American
geographic United States
topical Armed Forces
geographic Europe
topical World War, 1939-1945
topical Prisoners and prisons, Slovak
topical Refugee camps
geographic Czechoslovakia
geographic Bratislava (Slovakia)
geographic Vienna (Austria)
geographic Trnava (Slovakia)
geographic Nitra (Slovakia)
geographic Nové Zámky (Slovakia)
geographic Budapest (Hungary)
geographic Genoa (Italy)
genre_form Oral histories (document genres)
topical Antisemitism
temporal Pre-war
topical Aid by non-Jews
topical Postwar experiences
Format:
1 videocassettes
Description:
Abstract Videotape testimony of Ernest K., who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (presently Slovakia) in 1919. He recounts his father had been born in the United States and retained his U.S. citizenship; speaking Esperanto at home; attending an Esperanto conference in Vienna with his younger brother and parents when he was five; speaking German, Hungarian, and Slovak; leaving gymnasium due to increased antisemitism; participating in Maccabi (wrestling and gymnastics); his father's efforts to obtain visas to the U.S.; arrest with his father and brother for defending themselves from an antisemitic mob; learning their U.S. visas were in Budapest; the prison director transferring them to the federal prison, then arranging their release; smuggling themselves to Budapest, with assistance from relatives, via Trnava, Nitra, and Nove? Za?mky; emigration to the U.S. from Genoa in February 1940, assistance from HIAS; military draft in 1941; serving as a translator in Germany; finding a cousin in the Bergen-Belsen displaced persons camp; and working as a translator for the Department of Justice in order to remain in Europe to assist his cousin to emigrate to the United States.
Language:
Primary English
Coverage:
Place of Recording New Haven, Conn. :
Date:
creation 2006-11-13
Agent:
Producer Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
K., Ernest, 1919-
Rudof, Joanne Weiner
Herz, Sara Moss
Interviewee K, Ernest (5753)
Interviewer Rudof, Joanne
Interviewer Herz, Sarah
Duration:
01:37:36

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