Tibor B. testimony 1984
Still image from Tibor B. Holocaust testimony, February 22, 1984.
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Tibor B. testimony 1984

Holocaust Testimony

Object IDTB8402_03_VA
AVT #39
Date of Recording22 February 1984

IntervieweeBergida, Tibor
Duration1h 54m 26.0s
SynopsisTibor B. was born in Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary on March 21, 1924. He describes his family. He recalls their move to Ózd in 1931 and describes the Jewish community. He recalls the perception of the war and German occupation in 1944. He recalls conscription into a forced labour battalion with his brothers, his parents moving into the ghetto, and their deportation to Auschwitz. He recalls a forced march toward Austria and then train transport to Buchenwald. He recalls transport to Schlieben camp and forced labour in a munitions factory. He describes conditions in the camp. Tibor describes switching jackets so that he would match his brothers 
and cousins, who were selected to go to a new camp. He was discovered and separated from the group. Tibor describes the evacuation to Theresienstadt and liberation by Soviet troops. He describes returning home and learning that his family had been killed. He speaks about attempting to recover family property. Tibor describes attempting to emigrate from Hungary and escape attempts. Tibor recalls marriage and fleeing Hungary in 1956. He describes immigration to Canada. He discusses his daughter and sharing his experience. 
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RightsVancouver Holocaust Centre Society for Education and Remembrance | Holocaust Documentation Project | The University of British Columbia | Consent to Record and Retain Records on file
NoteTestimony simultaneously recorded on video and audio cassette.
Other Holding InstitutionsFortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies (repository)
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.