Magdolina S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2743) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Sara Moss Herz
- New Haven, Conn. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
- Interview Date
- January 6, 1995.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Magdolina S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2743). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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.