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Susanne J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-923) interviewed by Faye Rozmaryn and Terri Alonzo

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-923

Videotape testimony of Susanne J., who was born in Rajka, Hungary in 1927, one of three children. She recalls an affluent childhood; cordial relations with non-Jews; attending Catholic school, then gymnasium, in Győr; being summoned home in spring 1944; forced removal with her family to Moson, then Győr; their deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her parents (she never saw them again); her sister's assignment elsewhere; transfer to Lippstadt six weeks later; slave labor in a factory; evacuation; being surrounded by United States troops in Kaunitz; living in German homes there; learning her brother and sister were in her hometown (they emigrated to the United States in 1956); marriage in 1949; emigration to the United States; the birth of four sons; and her husband's death at age thirty-nine. Mrs. J. discusses becoming hopeful in camp upon hearing of German military defeats; the increased significance of observing Jewish holidays in camp; and difficulty discussing her experiences.

Author/Creator
J., Susanne, 1927-
Published
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
Interview Date
June 7, 1987.
Language
English
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Susanne J. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-923). 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/4282624
Record last modified: 2011-05-05 11:36:00
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