Margit W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1624) interviewed by Helen Katz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1991
- Interview Date
- August 22, 1991.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Margit W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1624). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Margit W., who was born in Zlatníky, Czechoslovakia in 1912. She recalls her family moving to Trenčín; attending religious and technical schools; learning to sew; her marriage in 1934; her son's birth in 1937; anti-Jewish measures; her husband's forced transfer to a nearby town and eventual deportation (she never saw him again); forced labor as a seamstress in Nováky, where she could keep her son; and avoiding a transport through an influential acquaintance. She describes sending her son to her parents, who went into the mountains; fleeing to the mountains herself; heavy bombardment; staying with a family in Motyćky; deportation to Ravensbrück; hearing of the murders of her parents by Germans and that her sister had her son; camp conditions; transfer to Bergen-Belsen in early 1945; more severe conditions; being bitten by a dog; wanting to live because of her son; and liberation by British forces. Mrs. W. recounts recovering from typhus from April to August; travel to Prague; reunion with her son; waiting for her husband, who did not return; her marriage in 1947; her daughter's birth in 1948; emigration to Palestine; and a recent trip to Czechoslovakia with her son.