Cornelia S. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1949) interviewed by Adriana Rosenbaum and Nancy Freed
- Houston, Tex. : Holocaust Education Center and Memorial Museum of Houston, 1992
- Interview Date
- February 5, 1992.
- 2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
- Cite As
- Cornelia S. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1949). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
Videotape testimony of Cornelia S., who was born in a Hungarian village in 1915. She recalls life in the village and Budapest; attending boarding school in Budapest; marriage in 1937; the births of her sons in Novi Sad in 1938 and 1941; anti-Jewish measures; going to Budapest with her older son in 1942; learning her husband was killed in December; having her younger son brought to Budapest; German occupation; her arrest in Budapest (she never saw her mother and children again); transport to Kistarcsa, then Auschwitz; digging ditches in Birkenau; working in the Canada Kommando; assistance from a German officer at an I.G. Farben factory; sharing food with other prisoners; public hangings; the death march in January 1945; two weeks in Ravensbrück; camouflaging airplanes and digging trenches in Neustadt/Glewe; and liberation by Soviet troops. Mrs. S. recounts traveling to Neubrandenburg; a circuitous trip to Budapest; her second marriage; the birth of two sons; leaving Hungary in April 1949; living in the Rothschild Hospital displaced persons camp in Vienna; and emigrating to the United States seven years later. Mrs. S. discusses the almost complete loss of her large family; and trips to Budapest with her husband.