Janos B. testimony 2008 [video recording]
Date of Recording01 December 2008
Duration1h 14m 27.0s
SynopsisJanos B. was born in Esztergom, Hungary on July 25, 1938. He describes his family and the Jewish community. He recalls the German invasion and ghettoization. He describes being sent with his stepmother to live with a Catholic family. He recalls being denounced by a neighbour and his arrest by German officers. He describes a forced march and travel to a work camp in Strasshof, Austria. He recalls the conditions of the camp. Janos describes escaping the camp and meeting other young people hiding in the woods. He recalls liberation by Russian troops and reuniting with his stepmother. He describes traveling back to Esztergom and reuniting with an uncle. Janos was placed in a Jewish orphanage in Budapest and then transferred to France. He recalls travelling to Canada as part of a group of orphans. He speaks about his experience returning to Hungary and reuniting with his stepmother and uncle. He describes his experience of sharing his story.
Funding NoteCataloguing and digitization of this testimony was supported by funding from the Government of Canada.