Susanne J. Holocaust testimony (HVT-923) interviewed by Faye Rozmaryn and Terri Alonzo
- San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
- Interview Date
- June 7, 1987.
- 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.
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.