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Anna R. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1307) interviewed by Phyllis Braverman and Geri Joskowitz,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1307

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    Videotape testimony of Anna R., who was born in Rajka, Hungary in 1931. She recalls her family's orthodoxy; attending a Catholic school (there was no Jewish school); being taken to a ghetto in March 1944; transfer a month later to the Győr ghetto; deportation to Auschwitz two months later; remaining with her sister (she never saw her parents again); being told by a prisoner to say she was sixteen; separation from her sister; forced labor; seeing her sister once; transfer to Gebhardsdorf; receiving extra food from a camp official; a forced march to Georgenthal in February; forced factory labor; Allied bombings; liberation by Soviet troops on May 9, 1945; traveling to Budapest; returning home; reunion with her brother; learning a year later her sister was alive; antisemitic discrimination; six months imprisonment for an escape attempt in 1950; marriage in 1951; escaping during the 1956 uprising; and emigration with her family and siblings to the United States.
    R., Anna, 1931-
    San Antonio, Tex. : Children of the Holocaust-Second Generation of San Antonio, 1987
    Interview Date
    December 6, 1987.
    Rajka (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Cite As
    Anna R. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1307). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Braverman, Phyllis, interviewer.
    Joskowitz, Geri, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub.; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (40 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Postwar experiences.
    Antisemitism Postwar.

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