Judith I. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1174) interviewed by P. Platz and N. Eule
- Auburn, Me. : Holocaust Human Rights Center of Maine, 1988
- Interview Date
- March 24, 1988.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Judith I. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1174). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Judith I., who was born in Kaposvár, Hungary in 1925, the only child of an assimilated family with strong Hungarian identity. She recalls her first experience with antisemitism in 1938; her father's and uncle's compulsory service in slave labor battalions; ghettoization in June 1944; her grandfather's death; deportation to Auschwitz; remaining with her mother and aunt; transfer to Lichtenau three weeks later; slave labor in a munitions factory; being chosen to clean the commandant's house, a privileged position which provided extra food which she shared with her mother and aunt; transfer to a male POW camp in Leipzig in April 1945; frequent Allied bombings; abandonment by their guards; liberation by United States troops; meeting her future husband, an American soldier; moving to Markkleeberg to receive better food; returning to Hungary seeking relatives (no one survived); and her mother's remarriage to a survivor. Mrs. I. discusses writing a book about her experiences; their impact on her children; and her thoughts and feelings while in concentration camps.