Valerie S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1289) interviewed by Pam Goodman and Gabriele Schiff
- New York, N.Y. : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1989
- Interview Date
- November 5, 1989.
- 3 copies: 3/4 in. master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Valerie S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1289). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Valerie S., who was born in Hungary in 1898. She recounts her family's move to Vienna when she was four; a wonderful childhood and schooling in an affluent home; very close relationships with her mother and sister; marriage in 1923; working as a typist for her husband's anti-Nazi newspaper; fleeing to Budapest with her husband after the Anschluss; learning of her father's arrest from her mother's letters (they were later deported and she never saw them again); fleeing to Paris in 1939 with her husband; his death in January; German occupation; returning to Budapest in 1943; German invasion; acquiring false papers with assistance from a non-Jewish acquaintance; hiding with assistance from her non-Jewish friend; liberation; fleeing to Vienna with her friends in 1956; and emigration to the United States. Mrs. S. notes the importance of luck to her survival and shows documents and photographs.