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Magda G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2285) interviewed by Estelle Kandel and Dorothy G. Siegel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2285

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.

Author/Creator
G., Magda.
Published
Baltimore, Md. : Baltimore Jewish Council, 1992
Interview Date
June 21, 1992.
Language
English
Copies
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.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/1091674
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:11:00
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