Susan M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-537) interviewed by Sandra Kraff and Allen M. Siegel
- Wilmette, Ill. : Holocaust Education Foundation, 1984
- Interview Date
- March 3, 1984.
- 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.
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.