Erica K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-919) interviewed by Ann Solov Walker and Janet Miller,
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.
- Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
- Interview Date
- April 26, 1987.
- Mád (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.