Amalia K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1206) interviewed by Bonnie Dwork and Barbara Pelzer
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- May 8, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Amalia K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1206). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Amalia K., who was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1913. She describes learning about her family's restaurant business; marriage; her husband's draft into a Hungarian labor battalion; last seeing him when her daughter was six months old; learning of his deportation to Germany and subsequent death; German invasion; living with her parents and daughter in a Jewish designated house; escaping from incarceration in a brick factory; acquiring false papers for her family with assistance from her manager's wife; living with her parents and daughter, posing as non-Jews, with assistance from a non-Jewish woman; liberation by Soviet troops; her second marriage; her son's birth in 1950; her daughter fleeing with her fiance to Vienna during the Hungarian revolution in 1956; following them to Vienna (her husband and son were caught illegally crossing the border); moving to London, then Montréal, with assistance from HIAS; contacting her husband and son from Canada; reunion with her husband and son in Montréal two years later; her husband's death; and emigrating to the United States. Mrs. K. discusses the difficulties of hiding under a false name and of sharing her experiences with her son.