Magda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2285) interviewed by Estelle Kandel and Dorothy G. Siegel
- Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
- Interview Date
- June 21, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Magda G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2285). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Magda G., who was born in Košice, Czechoslovakia. She recalls her sisters as children; Hungarian occupation in 1938; anti-Jewish restrictions; her father being taken for forced labor and his return; studying music in Budapest; German invasion; her devastation on hearing that her grandparents had been deported; deportation with her parents and one younger sister to Auschwitz; separation from their parents upon arrival (they never saw them again); and the importance of remaining with her younger sister. Mrs. G. describes humiliation, crowding, and starvation; transfer with her sister to a factory; an unsuccessful attempt to conceal a friend giving birth (she was taken away); evacuation by train; a death march; starvation and cannibalism; liberation; reunion with their sister who had hidden in Budapest; marriage; her son's birth in 1948; and emigration to the United States. She notes she and her sister were in Mauthausen and discusses her present life.