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Susan M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-537) interviewed by Sandra Kraff and Allen M. Siegel

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-537

Videotape testimony of Susan M., who was raised in Budapest, Hungary. She recalls her paternal grandmother with whom she associates Jewish holidays and traditions; anti-Jewish measures when she was five years old; her father's compulsory service in a Hungarian labor battalion; German invasion; moving into the ghetto in March 1944; separation from her mother during round-ups; her mother's escape from a brick factory and bribing a Hungarian to bring her to a Swedish safe house; living there with her mother; avoiding deportation with assistance from resistants; pervasive fear and hunger; and liberation by Soviet troops on January 18, 1944. Mrs. M. discusses her mother's attempt to protect her through conversion to Christianity; playing with other children in the ghetto and safe house; current nightmares about her father's last visit and her grandmother's death; and sharing memories with her children. She shows photographs and documents.

Author/Creator
M., Susan.
Published
Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1984
Interview Date
March 3, 1984.
Language
English
Copies
3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Susan M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-537). 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/1108228
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