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Amelia B. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2740) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lawrence L. Langer

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2740

Videotape testimony of Amelia B., who was born in Khust, Czechoslovakia in 1929. She recounts her happy childhood; Hungarian occupation; anti-Jewish restrictions in 1940; attending a Jewish school; ghettoizaton following German occupation in 1944; transport to Auschwitz; separation from her parents upon arrival; the importance of remaining with her sister; the value of friendship and helping each other; frequent selections, starvation, lice, and constant death; moving from one barrack to another to find a safer place; transfer to a work camp in Breslau; receiving bread from a Yugoslav civilian worker every day; the death march to Gross-Rosen; and transport in open cars to Mauthausen, then Bergen-Belsen. Mrs. B. describes liberation by British troops; traveling alone to Khust, then with her sister to Satu Mare; traveling to Germany in 1947; living in the Landsberg displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States. She discusses her friends' stories of survival; the murder of her family; strong attachment to her sister; her emotional bond to other survivors; and the importance of transferring her family's values to her children.

Author/Creator
B., Amelia, 1929-
Published
New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
December 7, 1994.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Amelia B. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2740). 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/1089284
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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