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Mady D. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1542) interviewed by Dana L. Kline and Lidya Osadchey

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1542

Videotape testimony of Mady D., who was born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia in 1930. She recalls her close family; Hungarian occupation; German occupation in March 1944; ghettoization in April; deportation to Auschwitz two weeks later; separation from her father and brother; her mother's efforts to always stay with her; their transfer to Peterswaldau one week later; forced labor in an ammunition factory for almost a year; digging fox holes for German soldiers; her mother sharing her bread; disappearance of guards on May 8, 1945; arrival of Soviet troops; their return home; learning her father and brother had perished; convincing her mother not to commit suicide; traveling to Germany; living in the Pocking displaced persons camp; and emigration to the United States in 1949. Mrs. D. notes years of post war trauma and shows photographs.

D., Mady, 1930-
Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1990
Interview Date
October 23, 1990.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Mady D. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1542). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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