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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.

Author/Creator
K., Erica, 1925-
Published
Peabody, Mass. : Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of the North Shore, 1987
Interview Date
April 26, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
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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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1083416
Record last modified: 2016-03-28 11:25:00
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