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Magdolina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2743) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2743

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    Videotape testimony of Magdolina S., who was born in Dunaföldvár, Hungary in 1924. She recalls German occupation; cordial relations with German soldiers; fleeing with her mother to Pécs as Soviet troops advanced; help from a German officer (her future husband); fleeing, with his assistance, to Szombathely and Berlin; marriage; brief visits to Sachsenhausen and Oranienburg; living on a farm near Bergen-Belsen; observing barbed wire and towers, emaciated people marching to the railroad station, guards shooting those who couldn't walk and her inability to identify a strange odor; being forced by the British liberators of Belsen to go through a basement full of corpses; learning of the mass graves; understanding the source of the terrible smell; and learning of the deportation of Jews from her hometown. Mrs. S. discusses not "knowing" during the events themselves; the suffering of the German people; and the importance of verifying the atrocities she witnessed.
    S., Magdolina, 1924-2016.
    New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    January 6, 1995.
    Dunaföldvár (Hungary)
    Pécs (Hungary)
    Szombathely (Hungary)
    Berlin (Germany)
    Cite As
    Magdolina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2743). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Kline, Dana L., interviewer.
    Herz, Sara Moss, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 46 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Postwar experiences.

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