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Henriette K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-895) interviewed by Sergio Rothstein and Gabriele Schiff

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-895

Videotape testimony of Henriette K., who was born in Nové Zámky, Czechoslovakia in 1925. She recalls growing up in a prosperous family; her close relationship with her father; Hungarian occupation; anti-Semitic incidents including the vandalizing of their home; the family's move to Budapest in 1940; her father's employment by a Swiss company; her sister's marriage and emigration to Palestine; their busy social life in 1942 and 1943; and German occupation in March 1944. Mrs. K. recollects her engagement to a Hungarian soldier who obtained false papers for her family; her father's refusal to leave Hungary or hide; his deportation (he died in Mauthausen); her escape five days later with her fiance; the mass shooting of some 600 Jews at the river, including the residents of her house; escape with her fiance to the Russian front; returning to Budapest; hiding with an acquaintance of his in late 1944; dreams of her father; her fiance aiding other Jews; hunger; liberation; and avoiding assault by Russian soldiers. She discusses her marriage in 1945; being caught with her husband and two sons during an escape attempt from Hungary during the 1956 Revolution; emigration to Israel in 1957; her husband's adjustment difficulties; and emigration to the United States in 1962.

Author/Creator
K., Henriette, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale, 1987
Interview Date
May 16, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Henriette K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-895). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale Univeristy Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1058033
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