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Erica K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-919) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker and Janet Miller,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-919

Videotape testimony of Erica K., who was born in Mad, Hungary in 1925 and grew up in Miskolc. She recalls a carefree childhood; German occupation; her father being "taken early"; deportation to Auschwitz with her mother and siblings; transfer to Birkenau with her sister and cousin; constant thirst and hunger; the oppressive odor; liquidation of the Zigeunerlager (Gypsy Lager); transfer to Ravensbrück in August 1944, then Reinickendorf; a German foreman providing extra food which she shared with her sister; and transfer to Oranienburg. Mrs. K. describes liberation by Soviet troops; living in Germany, then Brussels; reunion with two siblings and an uncle; and emigrating to the United States in 1953. She notes the importance to her survival of being with her sister and that not one of her school friends survived.

K., Erica, 1925-
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
Interview Date
April 26, 1987.
Mád (Hungary)
Brussels (Belgium)
Miskolc (Hungary)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Erica K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-919). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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