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Magdolna B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-785) interviewed by Kathy Strochlic and Bonnie Dwork,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-785

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    Videotape testimony of Magdolna B., who was born in 1924 in Újpest, Hungary, a Budapest suburb. She remembers close relations with her large, extended family; her father's position as a veterinarian for the health department in Budapest; believing events in Poland and Germany "would not happen to us too"; German occupation in March 1944; leaving her parents in Budapest to join her fiance in the country; his arrest; and her return home. Mrs. B. recalls anti-Jewish measures; forced labor; escape from the factory to her home with the aid of her uncle's Christian friend; acquiring false papers in summer 1944; hiding in an apartment with her mother; liberation by Soviet troops; reunion with her father; and learning of her fiance's death. She describes postwar difficulties; nurse's training at the Budapest Jewish Hospital; marriage; her son's birth; her husband's emigration during the Hungarian revolution; raising his son and her own by herself; emigrating to the United States in 1966 with her stepson; her divorce; and her son's emigration to the United States after seven years. Mrs. B. discusses learning of massacres of Jews in Budapest and sharing her experiences with her children.
    B., Magdolna, 1924-
    New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1986
    Interview Date
    November 10, 1986.
    Budapest (Hungary)
    IV. Kerület (Budapest, Hungary)
    Cite As
    Magdolna B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-785). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Strochlic, Kathy, interviewer.
    Dwork, Bonnie, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 10 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    False papers.
    Survivor-child relations.

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