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Tusia H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1089) interviewed by Raphael Rozner and Raya Adler,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1089

Videotape testimonies of Tusia H., whose family had deep roots in Be̜dzin, Poland. She recalls active participation in a Zionist group; one brother's emigration to Israel; her father's deportation to Auschwitz in 1942 (she never saw him again); marriage; ghettoization in 1943; working in the hospital and pharmacy; a brother's resistance activities; his escape to Slovakia; following him with her mother, but not her husband, who was to have come later; assisting Jews escape to Slovakia; traveling to Budapest as non-Jews on false papers; contacts with Joel Brand and Rudolf Kasztner; organizing in Mohács; abandoning the operation after some arrests; posing as a Polish Red Cross worker and visiting jailed partisans in Pécs, including her brother who had been sentenced to death; the prisoners' liberation by Soviet troops (she had returned to Budapest seeking her husband); liberation; finding her husband (he was already working for United States forces); living with relatives in Belgium; and emigration to Israel in 1951. Ms. H. discusses their resistance activities as revenge for their father's deportation; the importance of luck; and difficulties escaping from Poland and continuing to operate as a group.

H., Tusia.
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
Interview Date
January 18, 1985 and March 1, 1990.
Będzin (Poland)
Budapest (Hungary)
Mohács (Hungary)
Pécs (Hungary)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Tusia H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1089). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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