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Nancy M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-2036) interviewed by Toby-Blum Dobkin,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-2036

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Nancy M., who was born in Kiskunhalas, Hungary in 1925. She recounts cordial relations with non-Jews; a close, warm extended family; German occupation in 1944; friends and neighbors seeming to enjoy watching the departure of the Jews; transport to the Szeged ghetto; deportation with her family to a German camp; her grandmother's death; transfer to a farm; relatively "easy" conditions; assistance from a German secretary; arduous forced labor; encouragement from contacts with Italian POWs; her father's unflagging sense of humor; evacuation to Theresienstadt in March 1945; working in the camp's sham kindergarten; smuggling food and clothing to relatives; Red Cross inspections; the debilitated state of prisoners arriving from other camps; liberation by Soviet troops; traveling with her family to Budapest; returning to Kiskunhalas; marriage; her daughter's birth; illegally entering Czechoslovakia in 1949 with her husband and daughter; traveling to Vienna; assistance from HIAS; emigration to Israel; harsh living conditions in Beersheba; her husband's death in 1957; emigrating to the United States; and remarriage. Mrs. M. discusses a recent visit to Hungary with her husband and granddaughter; her strong connection and visits to Israel; the importance of luck to her survival; and her great appreciation for life.
    Author/Creator
    M., Nancy, 1925-
    Published
    New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1992
    Interview Date
    May 21, 1992.
    Locale
    Germany
    Hungary
    Szeged
    Vienna (Austria)
    Kiskunhalas (Hungary)
    Budapest (Hungary)
    Szeged (Hungary)
    Beersheba (Israel)
    Cite As
    Nancy M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-2036). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Blum-Dobkin, Toby, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Copies
    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (2 hr., 43 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4286045
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-29 11:42:00
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