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Margaret H. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1140) interviewed by Paul Mohl and Phyllis Braverman

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1140

Videotape testimony of Margaret H., who was born in Vel̕ká Ida, Czechoslovakia in 1925. She recounts cordial relations with non-Jews; attending school in Košice; Hungarian occupation; her brother's draft into a slave labor battalion; ghettoization in 1944; non-Jewish neighbors bringing them food and blankets; transfer to the Košice ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz/Birkenau; separation from her parents (she never saw them again); forced labor; always remaining with her sister; a death march in January; train transfer to Bergen-Belsen; she and her sister contracting typhus; liberation by British troops; recuperating in Celle; returning home with her sister; reunion with their brother; her sister's marriage; moving with her to Kráľovský Chlmec; meeting her husband; emigrating to the United States via Vienna; and being joined by her sister in 1965. Mrs. H. discusses reluctance to share her experiences with her children; becoming very emotional when talking about her past; continuing nightmares; and her sense that she doesn't know where she belongs.

H., Margaret, 1925-
San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1988
Interview Date
February 21, 1988.
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
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Margaret H. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1140). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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