Susan W. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1566) interviewed by Janice Gordon and Sonia Simons
- Mahwah, N.J. : Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 1991
- Interview Date
- March 25, 1991.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Susan W. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1566). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimoines, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Susan W., who was born in Czechoslovakia in 1925 and grew up in Ungvar (presently Uz︠h︡horod, Ukraine). She recalls Hungarian occupation in 1938; anti-Jewish laws; German occupation in the spring of 1944; ghettoization in a brick factory; transport in May to Auschwitz; separation from her parents; her sister's selection in October; transport to Velbert; forced labor in a munitions factory; transfer to Terezín; and liberation by Soviet troops in May 1945. Mrs. W. recounts returning to Uz︠h︡horod; learning no family members had survived; living in Prague; flashbacks and depression, particularly over her sister's death; emigration to join relatives in Argentina; marriage; her husband's accidental death; emigration to the United States in 1954; and remarrying and having two children. She discusses her family's inability to understand her depression and shows documents and photographs.